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ed_co
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With the new drivers, same for me. Black screen but with cursor. No luck 🙁

2017 15" MacBook Pro (RP560) [7th,4C,H] + GTX 1080 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.13 & Win10 [build link]  

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n23
 n23
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MBP 15 touchbar 2017 RP560 + High Sierra + Akitio Node (firmware 23.1) + 1080 Ti + DELL U3415W (3440 x 1440) + HDMI/DP

I can confirm that this setup results in an active black screen.

The steps I've followed:

  1. Install latest NVIDIA drivers (released Oct 27), install NVIDIAEGPUSupport_v1
  2. Restart, log in
  3. Hot plug in, "Nvidia chipset" appears
  4. Log out, log in
  5. The GPU is recognised properly as "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti"
  6. The external screen is active but black, only cursor is visible
  7. I've tried changing different arrangement/mirroring/resolution options (as suggested by @Doug) - nope, the screen is still black.

System Report screens:  https://imgur.com/a/5SdMb

 

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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arikuza
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Joined: 3 years ago
 

i had same problem - after logout internal display show blured image, and external monitor was black. I've just remove dp cable from gaming box, and plug it again, and external monitor began to work normally. Hope it will helpfull.

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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geoheil
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Great work.

I tried to get it to work for me - but so far did not achieve the desired result.

When booting with the e-gpu connected I get to the screen where the user needs to enter the password. After a couple of seconds the screen blinks once and then the spinning wheel appears and logon will not complete properly.

When applying the suggested fixes (booting without attached, re-login) - it does not work for me. Before re-login I see:

31212067 749872c2 a99e 11e7 9a49 7fe65402f1d0

i.e. only the generic Nvidia chip model and not my real GPU. Log-out will not complete as I only get a black screen.

 

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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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Eightarmedpet
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Joined: 3 years ago
 

I had the same. I had "Nvidia chipset" listed too but logged out and then back in and my 1070 was detected correctly (although would not power anything). Have you tired to login on the black screen using your finger print? Maybe the login is there?

2017 13" MacBook Pro Touch Bar
GTX1060 + AKiTiO Thunder3 + Win10
GTX1070 + Sonnet Breakaway Box + Win10
GTX1070 + Razer Core V1 + Win10
Vega 56 + Razer Core V1 + macOS + Win10
Vega 56 + Mantiz Venus + macOS + W10

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LG 5K Ultrafine flickering issue fix

 
2017 13" MacBook Pro [7th,2C,U] + RX 5700 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.15.4 & Win10 2004 [build link]  


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arikuza
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mbp 15' 2016, 450 pro + gaming box 1070 + external display

right now in About this Mac app 1070 used for both displays. After installing Cuda drivers CUDA-Z works properly.

But when i try to launch games, they has same low fps as at 450 pro. Any ideas how i can fix it?

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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geoheil
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Unfortunately, this is not fixing it for me. The login will not work with the fingerprint.

Meanwhile I noticed for both (black screen, spinning wheel) that if the TB cable to the e-gpu is unplugged I get a kernel panic.

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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voljumett
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So, my omen accelerator just arrived, i have a MBP 2016 with HS, and i've installed a GTX 1080 in the accelerator.

I have WIN10 in addition, just in case things wont work in MacOS, but i'm having problems both in MacOS and WIN10.

There is power to the eGPU and a green light on the back side, and the white lights on the GTX are lit, so it has power, but it does not show up anywhere in any OS, what to do?

MacBook Pro 15" 2016 + HP Omen Accelerator + ASUS Nvidia GTX 1080 A8G


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devild
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Joined: 4 years ago
 

Updated drivers to 121 version with SIP disabled on MBP 2016 - no problems.

For statistics (from eGPU users whom I've helped):

15" MBP mid2014 w/ GT750M + Akitio Thunder 2 + GTX1080 - ok, w/o log out/in procedure

15" MBP mid2015 w/ AMD R9 M370X + Akitio Thunder 3 (Ti82) + Apple TB3-TB2 adapter + GTX980Ti - ok, w/o log out/in procedure

13" MBP early2015 + Akitio Thunder 3 (Ti82) + Apple TB3-TB2 adapter + GTX1080Ti - ok, w/o log out/in procedure

That is not dead which can eternal lie, And with strange aeons even death may die.


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voljumett
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Posted by: Voljumett

So, my omen accelerator just arrived, i have a MBP 2016 with HS, and i've installed a GTX 1080 in the accelerator.

I have WIN10 in addition, just in case things wont work in MacOS, but i'm having problems both in MacOS and WIN10.

There is power to the eGPU and a green light on the back side, and the white lights on the GTX are lit, so it has power, but it does not show up anywhere in any OS, what to do?

 

So, this is embarrassing... the cable that comes in the box with the HP Omen Acc. is so tiny, so I thought I might switch that with the original tb3 cable that comes in the box with the MacBook, but obviously that cable is power only... so switched the cable, and it worked right away, just needed to relog.

I followed the steps at the top of this post, 1-4. do I need to enable SIP again after the install is done? in that case, do I write: "csrutil enable"?

and my setup now is:

2016 MBP w/TouchBar, HP Omen accelerator with a Asus strix A8G GTX 1080, Samsung monitor U28E570 4K Resolution

MacBook Pro 15" 2016 + HP Omen Accelerator + ASUS Nvidia GTX 1080 A8G


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