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Reinhard1004
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I am experiencing frequent crashes... are the following two developers automate-eGPU-EFI related and shall they be allowed?

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goalque
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Posted by: Technomad

Thanks for the info - unfortunately, turning off FileVault isn't an acceptable option 🙁

Posted by: PKizzle

@goalque are you still working on a solution to get it working with FileVault enabled? I really don't want to disable it. If you need any help testing it out, I would offer my help.

Good news. The upcoming v1.0.5 supports T2 security chip equipped Macs and FileVault encryption, no hacks needed. All system files remain completely untouched as before.

I tested with the 10.13.6 Supplemental Update for MacBook Pro (2018) [17G2208]. The boot is lightning-fast. I also got the full H2D bandwidth performance with the reference GTX 980.

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mac_editor
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@goalque Awesome! Might get a 2018 MBP soon so I can test as well if needed Smile

Do you have plans to open-source the code (I just want to see for learning purposes) any time soon? Alternatively, could you share some roadblocks you encountered as you worked around the T2 & FV? This is an exciting development, undermined by the semantic version bug fix change 1.0.4 -> 1.0.5 haha.

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mac_editor
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@reinhard1004 Per this, WEI LU SU is for pluggable ethernet adapters using ASIX chipsets, while one Rahul Dewan is a cricketer, the other is the founder of Duet Display. So I presume you have these two things on your system. Likely not automate-eGPU EFI related.

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blisster138
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Posted by: goalque

Good news. The upcoming v1.0.5 supports T2 security chip equipped Macs and FileVault encryption, no hacks needed. All system files remain completely untouched as before.

This is exciting news, sounds like it could work with my hardware (2018 13" QC MacBook Pro - i7/Iris Plus Graphics 655 iGPU/16GB RAM/1TB SSD + Razer Core X + AMD Vega 64 + 0.5M Thunderbolt cable). I saw someone earlier posting w/AMD support but most of this looks nVidia-centric. Does 1.0.5 still support AMD kext? Runs like a champ in Mac OS High Sierra but getting it recognized in Bootcamp's still a W.I.P.

I'm working on setting up EFI manually on a dedicated partition, but this looks like it installs on the boot partition? That'd be my preferred path forward so thanks for the effort, looking forward to using 1.0.5 if the above is true! 😉

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Reinhard1004
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Posted by: mac_editor

@reinhard1004 Per this, WEI LU SU is for pluggable ethernet adapters using ASIX chipsets, while one Rahul Dewan is a cricketer, the other is the founder of Duet Display. So I presume you have these two things on your system. Likely not automate-eGPU EFI related.

Yes - correct, thanks!! 🙂 (wasn't the cricketer :-D)

Late 2016 15" MBP w/ Radeon Pro 460, 2m CalDigit TB3 cable, Mantiz Venus eGPU case, NVidia GTX 1080ti.


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Technomad
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That’s great news - thanks again for your awesome hard work!

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goalque
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Posted by: mac_editor

@goalque Awesome! Might get a 2018 MBP soon so I can test as well if needed Smile

Do you have plans to open-source the code (I just want to see for learning purposes) any time soon? Alternatively, could you share some roadblocks you encountered as you worked around the T2 & FV? This is an exciting development, undermined by the semantic version bug fix change 1.0.4 -> 1.0.5 haha.

I acquired the base i5-8259U (4 cores). Amazing that it's faster than 2017 15" i7-7920HQ according to Geekbench results. Actually, there were no roadblocks, thanks Apple :). I just needed to call the boot.efi from the correct location (Preboot volume with "Macintosh HD" UUID). I used "No Security" and "Allow booting from external media" settings.

My only concern is hackintosh companies who make money from our work. On the other hand, I can't be the only developer forever... releasing as open source would definitely be more beneficial.

@blisster138 I've not tried Boot Camp yet.

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mac_editor
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@goalque Ah, cool it makes a bunch of sense to use the Preboot volume. I also looked into diskutil tool (for making an APFS drive bootable) and saw something interesting (a repair option which could help). Will look into that too. Sounds like the i5 is a great buy. Am planning 15" though.

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Gilles Goetsch
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Hey there.

Tried to install the script on an imac 2011 with thunderbolt and a Radeon 7970.
The installations says that the card is not supported.

Is this really the case?

Thanks.

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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