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fr34k
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Posted by: PastorDame
Posted by: goalque

Apple forces macOS updates to 10.13.4. If the kext from macOS 10.13.3 works, you can do as follows:

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Hi @goalque and thank you for your work on this. I accidentally updated my system (2017 iMac) to 10.13.4 and started stepping through this process.  When I got to step 11 and 12, each line ended with either "Failed" or "Operation not permitted."

Any suggestions?

disable SIP completely

fr34k's macOS-eGPU.sh on GitHub or on eGPU.io

2016 15'' MacBook Pro + GTX1080Ti@32Gbps-TB3 (Sonnet Breakaway 550) + macOS 10.13.6 (17G65 driver: 378.10.10.10.30.107 + CUDA: 396.148)


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fr34k
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@itsage
Will be investigated...

fr34k's macOS-eGPU.sh on GitHub or on eGPU.io

2016 15'' MacBook Pro + GTX1080Ti@32Gbps-TB3 (Sonnet Breakaway 550) + macOS 10.13.6 (17G65 driver: 378.10.10.10.30.107 + CUDA: 396.148)


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Arthy
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Hi @fr34k

Thanks for your great efforts on this.
I tried the script, install performed as expected on my MBP13 TB 2016.

I don't know if it will help you with improving the process, but here is what I encountered:
- Startup is significantly slower (time x2).
- The GPU disconnect tool on the task bar says « Disconnect: null ».
- The eGPU (1060 on Aorus) does not appear in « About » but does appear under SysRep in Graphics.
- Civilization VI only detects the iGPU in its settings.

Although the script helped with overall system detection, there seem to be some issues preventing effective use of the eGPU.
I will try again tonight making sure to plug-in before booting, as @itsage suggests.

Let me know if I can help with diagnostics and troubleshooting.

EDIT: I'm not using an external monitor so I can't help in that regard, unfortunately.

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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carabennemsi
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I got 
curl: (7) Couldn't connect to server hdiutil: attach failed
for curl "https://appldnld.apple.com/macos/091-62781-20180122-E05AC734-FD4B-11E7-9470-89FAE74B5A3D/macOSUpdCombo10.13.3.dmg"
with @fr34k automated script.

Reason for this was little snitch, turned it off and it worked. So if anyone else runs into this issue, I hope it helps.

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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B.Shakespeare
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Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

I have had some success with this package (V8) and a few steps in the Bizon Box 3 Installation manual on the following:
iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017)
MacOS 10.13.4
Bison Box 3 (AKiTiO Thunder3 PCIe Box)
Nvidia GTX 1080

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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corestudio
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@arthy that's a pretty similar setup to what I have. I'm curious, even though the GPU disconnect tool doesn't show the name of your eGPU, does it work? i.e. are you able to disconnect the GPU using the menu bar?

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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itsage
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@corestudio I was not able to eject/disconnect the Nvidia eGPU. If you physically remove the TB3 cable macOS would crash.

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corestudio
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Posted by: itsage

@corestudio I was not able to eject/disconnect the Nvidia eGPU. If you physically remove the TB3 cable macOS would crash.

@itsage OK, got it. We have a few systems up and running on 10.13.3 so I'll probably just stay that way for now. That disconnect sure would be nice though.

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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corestudio
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Posted by: itsage

@corestudio I was not able to eject/disconnect the Nvidia eGPU. If you physically remove the TB3 cable macOS would crash.

@itsage OK, got it. We have a few systems up and running on 10.13.3 so I'll probably just stay that way for now. That disconnect sure would be nice though.

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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Keith Walls
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@fr34k- it works on a MacBook Pro (2017, TB3, ) but the eGPU must be connected before booting for it to work properly. On this particular laptop, the internal screen goes dark and the eGPU-connected monitor becomes primary. All 3 graphics devices (2 internal, 1 external) show up. Thanks for developing the script!

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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