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OPzealot
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I forgot to turn off the system auto-upgrade, and my Mac can't identify my egpu now. Nvidia has released the 387.10.10.30.107 driver to support the newest MacOS , but it seems that egpu supporter does't work. What should I do now?

MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports);
GTX1080 + Akitio Node


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mac_editor
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Posted by: Diego Ferreyra

@fr34k is there any way to follow the progress of your script! I saw a lot of warning for the post on page 41 but no info on its advance! or if there's another technique for Nvidia GPUs on 10.3.4.
maybe a new topic or a repo would be awesome! 
great work and thanks! 

It will be posted once complete. No access to incomplete solutions for safety reasons. It would be a bunch of trouble explaining concerned users when things go wrong in multi-step processes (like the temp solution for NVIDIA eGPUs, though @fr34k made a temp script for that as well), so having a one-stop-no-questions-needed solution is imperative (although I doubt the "no-questions" part as there are some exception mac systems that may pose a problem lol - hopefully all are addressed when the script is posted).

From a dev standpoint, I can understand seeing the progress of the script, but from that same standpoint, some "early" users might run into problems if they decide to "try" things.

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reptilianbrain
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Hi @fr34k I tried your script for 10.13.3 on MacBook Pro 15" with 750M dGPU -> Akitio Thunder2 @ GTX1080  but only log into 2 black screens - both internal and external. 

Any idea what can help there?

MBP 2013 750M + Akitio Thunder-2@RX570 (OSX) & GTX1080 (Bootcamp)


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drax392
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Posted by: reptilianbrain

Hi @fr34k I tried your script for 10.13.3 on MacBook Pro 15" with 750M dGPU -> Akitio Thunder2 @ GTX1080  but only log into 2 black screens - both internal and external. 

Any idea what can help there?

Did you read the troubleshooting section of the original post?  There is a section for things to try specifically when the screens are black.

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fr34k
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Posted by: mac_editor
Posted by: Diego Ferreyra

@fr34k is there any way to follow the progress of your script! I saw a lot of warning for the post on page 41 but no info on its advance! or if there's another technique for Nvidia GPUs on 10.3.4.
maybe a new topic or a repo would be awesome! 
great work and thanks! 

It will be posted once complete. No access to incomplete solutions for safety reasons. It would be a bunch of trouble explaining concerned users when things go wrong in multi-step processes (like the temp solution for NVIDIA eGPUs, though @fr34k made a temp script for that as well), so having a one-stop-no-questions-needed solution is imperative (although I doubt the "no-questions" part as there are some exception mac systems that may pose a problem lol - hopefully all are addressed when the script is posted).

From a dev standpoint, I can understand seeing the progress of the script, but from that same standpoint, some "early" users might run into problems if they decide to "try" things.

@mac_editor's explanation is perfect.
Some additional information, though:

1. there will be a completely new thread once it's released. I will of course notify you all in this thread.
2. My last estimate was that I could test today but new things have come up I haven't thought of earlier. This will delay publication. (Hopefully there aren't more problems...)
3. I can totally understand anyone who wants to get their hands on the fix asap. I'd be eager to get it too. But consider the developer who then would have to deal with a dozen users reporting a not working script, crashing systems etc although it was explicitly stated not to execute it. This would only further delay finishing.
4. I need to make sure that people can't break their system with the script. This is totally possible with my temp script for .4 (no 2018-001 update installed).
5. I need to make sure it doesn't just install everything available. This would only clutter the system and slow it down. Furthermore, asking questions from the user always leads to problems as some have no idea what the correct answer would have been.
6. "No-questions" is semi-true. I'll always ask whether the user accepts the license terms. This is needed here since I'm using external software that is subject to different licenses. However, these can be skipped with the appropriate parameters.
7. Consider I still have to debug the logic. I already have about 1.5k lines and I am not finished. Since this will handle AMD + NVIDIA + all sorts of Macs + all versions of macOS 10.13.X + all previous solutions: there are a lot of branches to be thought through.
8. Nevertheless, I will update the roadmap on my macOS10134 branch every day. I will not publish the script though.
9. Please be patient for some more time. I can't work on the script all day long as I still have a lot of work that needs to be done and (sadly) has a higher priority.
10. Please do not PM me about offering to test. There are already enough people with a wide variety of systems that I know of and have sufficient knowledge to pinpoint mistakes themselves and report them to me, so I can fix them.

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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xpmen
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Please post a link on this thread to the new thread
and once again thanks for all the help and work you guys put it to resolving this problem

Edd.

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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ICULikeMac
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fr34k just stated above, the thread will be created once published and posted in this thread.

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mikethewolf
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Thanks for your work on this fr34k and  goalque. I’m a lurker but registered to post this. 

Dev time isn’t free. Please post some way of donating to you for your work.

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Gregor Zimmermann
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@mikethewolf made a good point! I'd also be glad to donate and show my appreciation for your work!
Thanks for making this happen!!

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I asked about donating on the previous page. Would be good to have a link in the actual post once it's up—that way it's an easy way for people to donate some beer. PayPal or whatever.

Cheers!

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