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mac_editor
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The initial release of Catalina is definitely supported, so I’m not sure what’s going on with your particular setup. I cannot say about the supplemental update.

Edit: Supplemental update is also supported. Please share logs of script run (take screenshot at every question asked), share screenshots of System Report > Displays and PCI section with eGPU connected. I also assume that the card is appropriately powered (all power cables plugged) and assembled. 

Also add your config. to your signature.

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FringeDivision
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I know there won‘t be Good News but maybe Beta 2 of .1 fixes White Screen of Death?

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Juan C. Yunis
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Not sure if beta 2 fixed my boot screen for my mac mini with a Razer Core X + Radeon VII but i also followed @itsage instructions of using controller #1 (Port 4) instead of controller #0.

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@juan_c_yunis Can you clarify your boot screen struggle? Was it not showing through the eGPU-connected monitor? I believe 10.15.1 Dev Beta 2 has nothing to do with it.

 

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Juan C. Yunis
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I was getting a black screen with a Razer core x + Radeon VII, my monitor detected an input like signal but no output at all, the only way i was able to boot was with iGPU connected too. And I read that you had trouble using controller #0 (Port 1 and 2) so i disconnected the eGPU and connected it in controller #1 (Port 4) and applied the update and when it finished i was able to boot with the eGPU alone. Not sure if the problem was the controller or if the beta fixed something for me. I read that this beta added support for Navi 5700, so maybe they did something for bootscreen too.

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It was TB3 controller-related. I found that out when I was using an older macOS 10.15 version. It's also possible that the Radeon VII was the only card to behave that way on the 2018 Mac mini.

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I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013) and I''ve been using PurgeWrangler since the Mojave, however after updating to Catalina version 10.15 (19A602), it appears that my eGPU works without PurgeWrangler! (PurgeWrangler continues to pop up after restarting alerting that my settings have been reset and asks me if I want to reconfigure; I've been hitting "No," because everything appears to be working and I wanted to ask the community's opinion.)

I have a Razer Core X, with a Radeon RX 580, connected via my Thunderbolt 2 ports. 

Has anyone else experience this? System details below:

Thunderbolt Bus:

  Vendor Name:  Apple Inc.
  Device Name:  MacBook Pro
  UID:  0x0001000F02215900
  Route String: 0
  Firmware Version: 17.2
  Domain UUID:  E0EE2631-4D4C-EF50-99E0-E56AC1CEF68C
  Port:
  Status: Device connected
  Link Status:  0x2
  Speed:  Up to 20 Gb/s x1
  Current Link Width: 0x2
  Receptacle: 1
  Cable Firmware Version: 1.0.16
  Cable Serial Number:  C4M914201JGF798AX
  Link Controller Firmware Version: 0.11.0
  Port:
  Status: Device connected
  Link Status:  0x2
  Speed:  Up to 20 Gb/s x1
  Current Link Width: 0x2
  Receptacle: 2
  Cable Firmware Version: 1.0.16
  Cable Serial Number:  C4M914202PFF798AG
  Link Controller Firmware Version: 0.11.0

TS3 Plus:

  Vendor Name:  CalDigit, Inc.
  Device Name:  TS3 Plus
  Vendor ID:  0x3D
  Device ID:  0x11
  Device Revision:  0x1
  UID:  0x003D9D3FA8C8AC00
  Route String: 1
  Firmware Version: 35.1
  Port (Upstream):
  Status: Device connected
  Link Status:  0x2
  Speed:  Up to 20 Gb/s x1
  Current Link Width: 0x2
  Cable Firmware Version: 1.0.16
  Cable Serial Number:  C4M914201JGF798AX
  Link Controller Firmware Version: 0.36.0
  Port:
  Status: No device connected
  Link Status:  0x7
  Speed:  Up to 40 Gb/s x1
  Current Link Width: 0x1
  Link Controller Firmware Version: 0.36.0

Core X:

  Vendor Name:  Razer
  Device Name:  Core X
  Vendor ID:  0x127
  Device ID:  0x1
  Device Revision:  0x1
  UID:  0x01279CC9B0482200
  Route String: 3
  Firmware Version: 33.1
  Port (Upstream):
  Status: Device connected
  Link Status:  0x2
  Speed:  Up to 20 Gb/s x1
  Current Link Width: 0x2
  Cable Firmware Version: 1.0.16
  Cable Serial Number:  C4M914202PFF798AG
  Link Controller Firmware Version: 0.35.0
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To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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@rkaregaran

Could you share screenshot of purge-wrangler System Status as well as System Report > Displays and System Report > PCI with eGPU connected?

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rkaregaran
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@mac_editor

Graphics/Displays
----------------
Intel Iris:

  Chipset Model:	Intel Iris
  Type:	GPU
  Bus:	Built-In
  VRAM (Dynamic, Max):	1536 MB
  Vendor:	Intel
  Device ID:	0x0a2e
  Revision ID:	0x0009
  Metal:	Supported, feature set macOS GPUFamily1 v4

Radeon RX 580:

  Chipset Model:	Radeon RX 580
  Type:	External GPU
  PCIe Lane Width:	x4
  VRAM (Total):	8 GB
  Vendor:	AMD (0x1002)
  Device ID:	0x67df
  Revision ID:	0x00e7
  Metal:	Supported, feature set macOS GPUFamily1 v4
  GPU is Removable:	Yes
  Displays:
LG HDR 4K:
  Resolution:	6720 x 3780
  UI Looks like:	3360 x 1890 @ 60 Hz
  Framebuffer Depth:	30-Bit Color (ARGB2101010)
  Main Display:	Yes
  Mirror:	Off
  Online:	Yes
  Rotation:	Supported
  Automatically Adjust Brightness:	No
  Connection Type:	DisplayPort


PCI
----------------
ethernet:

  Type:	Ethernet Controller
  Driver Installed:	Yes
  Tunnel Compatible:	Yes
  Pause Compatible:	Yes
  MSI:	Yes
  Bus:	PCI
  Slot:	Thunderbolt@10,0,0
  Vendor ID:	0x8086
  Device ID:	0x1533
  Subsystem Vendor ID:	0x1ab6
  Subsystem ID:	0x0214
  Revision ID:	0x0003
  Link Width:	x1
  Link Speed:	2.5 GT/s

pci1b21,1242:

  Type:	USB eXtensible Host Controller
  Driver Installed:	Yes
  Tunnel Compatible:	Yes
  Pause Compatible:	Yes
  MSI:	Yes
  Bus:	PCI
  Slot:	Thunderbolt@11,0,0
  Vendor ID:	0x1b21
  Device ID:	0x1242
  Subsystem Vendor ID:	0x1ab6
  Subsystem ID:	0x1143
  Revision ID:	0x0000
  Link Width:	x1
  Link Speed:	8.0 GT/s

pci1b73,1100:

  Type:	USB eXtensible Host Controller
  Driver Installed:	Yes
  Tunnel Compatible:	Yes
  Pause Compatible:	Yes
  MSI:	Yes
  Bus:	PCI
  Slot:	Thunderbolt@12,0,0
  Vendor ID:	0x1b73
  Device ID:	0x1100
  Subsystem Vendor ID:	0x1ab6
  Subsystem ID:	0x1105
  Revision ID:	0x0010
  Link Width:	x1
  Link Speed:	5.0 GT/s

pci1b73,1100:

  Type:	USB eXtensible Host Controller
  Driver Installed:	Yes
  Tunnel Compatible:	Yes
  Pause Compatible:	Yes
  MSI:	Yes
  Bus:	PCI
  Slot:	Thunderbolt@13,0,0
  Vendor ID:	0x1b73
  Device ID:	0x1100
  Subsystem Vendor ID:	0x1ab6
  Subsystem ID:	0x1106
  Revision ID:	0x0010
  Link Width:	x1
  Link Speed:	5.0 GT/s

pci1002,aaf0:

  Type:	Audio Device
  Driver Installed:	Yes
  Tunnel Compatible:	Yes
  Pause Compatible:	No
  MSI:	Yes
  Bus:	PCI
  Slot:	Thunderbolt@196,0,1
  Vendor ID:	0x1002
  Device ID:	0xaaf0
  Subsystem Vendor ID:	0x1da2
  Subsystem ID:	0xaaf0
  Revision ID:	0x0000
  Link Width:	x4
  Link Speed:	8.0 GT/s

Radeon RX 580:

  Name:	ATY,Orinoco
  Type:	Display Controller
  Driver Installed:	Yes
  Tunnel Compatible:	Yes
  Pause Compatible:	No
  MSI:	Yes
  Bus:	PCI
  Slot:	Thunderbolt@196,0,0
  Vendor ID:	0x1002
  Device ID:	0x67df
  Subsystem Vendor ID:	0x1da2
  Subsystem ID:	0xe353
  Revision ID:	0x00e7
  Link Width:	x4
  Link Speed:	8.0 GT/s

 

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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mac_editor
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@rkaregaran

I also need output of purge-wrangler system status.

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