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alex gao
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Posted by: goalque
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Which mode to choose if I have a iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014)?

No one has tested this with the 5K iMac, I would try "Hybrid (AMD dGPU)". Hot plug after logged in.

Tried but failed.  Reboot...Log in....Plug the gigabyte egpu....and 6 languages screen.

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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goalque
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@alex_gao Not a surprise, as I don't have any chance to test with iMacs. Please be more specific. What do you mean by "6 languages screen"? Can you take screenshots of "Graphics/Displays" under system report?

"Hybrid (iGPU)" doesn't help in your case, you should have a Mac with Intel integrated graphics:

https://support.apple.com/en-us/ht204349

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alex gao
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Posted by: goalque

@alex_gao Not a surprise, as I don't have any chance to test with iMacs. Please be more specific. What do you mean by "6 languages screen"? Can you take screenshots of "Graphics/Displays" under system report?

"Hybrid (iGPU)" doesn't help in your case, you should have a Mac with Intel integrated graphics:

https://support.apple.com/en-us/ht204349

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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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goalque
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Is the eGPU connected in that screenshot (after logged in)? Press Command-R to refresh the view.

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2018 13" MacBook Pro [8th,4C,U] + Radeon VII @ 32Gbps-TB3 (ASUS XG Station Pro) + Win10 1809 [build link]  


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Daniel Varnai
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I cant seem to get this working with 10.13.6 at all, I even reinstalled macos now, it doesn't matter which hybrid mode I choose I just get a black screen after choosing the EFI option.

here's the debug log:  https://pastebin.com/dpzFY6i7

i can't see anything obviously wrong with it. any ideas?

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goalque
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@Daniel_varnai Thanks! I am still waiting for @markbam's debug log. He confirmed that 2017 15" MBP (RP 560) works on macOS 10.13.6.

It might be some simple macOS setting that makes the difference, or the used USB disk.

automate-eGPU EFIapple_set_os.efi

Mid 2015 15-inch MacBook Pro eGPU Master Thread

 
2018 13" MacBook Pro [8th,4C,U] + Radeon VII @ 32Gbps-TB3 (ASUS XG Station Pro) + Win10 1809 [build link]  


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Daniel Varnai
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Posted by: goalque

@Daniel_varnai Thanks! I am still waiting for @markbam's debug log. He confirmed that 2017 15" MBP (RP 560) works on macOS 10.13.6.

It might be some simple macOS setting that makes the difference, or the used USB disk.

could it be a previous bootcamp install? technomad who had same issue with pretty much same setup mentioned having a previous bootcamp install as well

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Posted by: Daniel Varnai
Posted by: goalque

@Daniel_varnai Thanks! I am still waiting for @markbam's debug log. He confirmed that 2017 15" MBP (RP 560) works on macOS 10.13.6.

It might be some simple macOS setting that makes the difference, or the used USB disk.

could it be a previous bootcamp install? technomad who had same issue with pretty much same setup mentioned having a previous bootcamp install as well

Haven't had a chance to install the build with the extra debug yet but, FYI, my setup is a 2TB SSD (MBP 14,3), partitioned into a 700GB Bootcamp partition with Windows 10 installed and a 1.3TB OS X partition, currently running 10.13.6. HTH. I did have some success with @fr34k's script, but was suffering from kernel panics on shutdown, no matter what I tried. All that I'm getting with 1.0.4 here is a blank screen on the internal monitor and no signal to the external monitor attached to the eGPU. HTH

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dvogiatzis
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I tried the EFI installer version 1.0.4 on a clean High Sierra 10.13.6 install with a MacBook Pro 15" 2017 model installed to an external USB stick. 

When I'm booting the machine I will hold the option key and I choose the new EFI drive and hot plug the eGPU when I log in the machine. Everything works fine and have no problems. Youtube and videos are playing without a glitch (the other solutions I tried had a lot of glitches with screen tearing and stuttering).

The only problem I found out is that every time I boot the machine I'm getting the kernel panic error that my machine was not shutdown correctly and it doesn't save the change of the desktop background.

Screen Shot 2018 07 17 at 16.19.13

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Chippy McChipset
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Posted by: dvogiatzis

I tried the EFI installer version 1.0.4 on a clean High Sierra 10.13.6 install with a MacBook Pro 15" 2017 model installed to an external USB stick. 

When I'm booting the machine I will hold the option key and I choose the new EFI drive and hot plug the eGPU when I log in the machine. Everything works fine and have no problems. Youtube and videos are playing without a glitch (the other solutions I tried had a lot of glitches with screen tearing and stuttering).

The only problem I found out is that every time I boot the machine I'm getting the kernel panic error that my machine was not shutdown correctly and it doesn't save the change of the desktop background.

Screen Shot 2018 07 17 at 16.19.13

Do you disconnect the eGPU before you shut down, then got the panic when you restarted?

I think you have to shut down with the eGPU running / actively driving the main screen. Like go to that screen, choose Apple > Shutdown with everything running. Then when you reboot, it shouldn't panic.

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