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witchbutter
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I have a nearly identical configuration MBP 2016 15" Touchbar, Sonnet EGFX 550 but with a Titan X Pascal and I cannot get this to consistently work.  I have to boot disconnected and plug in at the login screen but 3 times out of 4 after getting to the desktop the MBP freezes or I get the rainbow ball and have to unplug it.  As son as I do I get a kernel panic.  Is this due to the fact that it's a Titan?  I have no idea how I can troubleshoot this.

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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CameoCream
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Has anybody tried it with the Razer Core? As I havent seen any mention of it in the success stories.. and I'd like it to work so I can finally update to metal 2.0. 🙁

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witchbutter
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If you have previously run Goalque's automate-egpu.sh are there files you need to manually clean up to use this install method?

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Juan C. Yunis
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Posted by: witchbutter

I have a nearly identical configuration MBP 2016 15" Touchbar, Sonnet EGFX 550 but with a Titan X Pascal and I cannot get this to consistently work.  I have to boot disconnected and plug in at the login screen but 3 times out of 4 after getting to the desktop the MBP freezes or I get the rainbow ball and have to unplug it.  As son as I do I get a kernel panic.  Is this due to the fact that it's a Titan?  I have no idea how I can troubleshoot this.

It could be a power issue, I have a mantiz venus with a EVGA GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 overclocked, and sometimes while in windows, it powers off because of some peaks, the mantiz has 550W, which should be more than enough to drive the 1080 Ti, but it sometimes it's not able to handle crazy peak. I could assume that the power requirement of the Titan X pascal is bigger than my card, so it could be power. You could also try another HDMI cable or if you have a lower tier GPU.

If you have previously run Goalque’s automate-egpu.sh are there files you need to manually clean up to use this install method?

I used the uninstaller that comes with the script before i upgraded to sierra.

 

2018 Mac Mini Core i7 8700B 32GB RAM 512GB SSD + Razer Core X + AMD Radeon VII


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shameel
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i have lost brightness control after installing this. I have also lost the ability to close my computers lid because it always wakes up to a black screen and i have to force restart. 

thirdly i have also lost the ability to switch to osx default driver from nvidia web driver (dont really need to do this but wanted to test out brightness under the other driver). whenever i switch to osx default driver the computer restarts and the apple logo bar barely moves. i have had to reinstall osx after that. 

anyone else face these three issues or any one of them and have any solutions? thinking sierra was working well shouldnt have upgraded

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geoheil
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Did anyone get this to actually work an a MacbookPro with integrated dedicated GPU?

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reptilianbrain
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Posted by: shameel

i have lost brightness control after installing this. I have also lost the ability to close my computers lid because it always wakes up to a black screen and i have to force restart. 

thirdly i have also lost the ability to switch to osx default driver from nvidia web driver (dont really need to do this but wanted to test out brightness under the other driver). whenever i switch to osx default driver the computer restarts and the apple logo bar barely moves. i have had to reinstall osx after that. 

anyone else face these three issues or any one of them and have any solutions? thinking sierra was working well shouldnt have upgraded

All this is true for me lol, all these issues and should have stuck with Sierra. 

I am thinking of downgrading. 

The performance, especially in Chrome is unbearable. 

Did anyone get this to actually work an a MacbookPro with integrated dedicated GPU?

Yes, on MBP2013 with 750M but see above.

MBP 2013 750M + Akitio [email protected]RX570 (OSX) & GTX1080 (Bootcamp)


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ricosuave0922
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Yeah, i have mine working. I have a 2016 with the Radeon Pro 460. Using a GTX 1070 in the Akitio Node with a DisplayPort headless adapter.

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shameel
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Posted by: reptilianbrain
Posted by: shameel

i have lost brightness control after installing this. I have also lost the ability to close my computers lid because it always wakes up to a black screen and i have to force restart. 

thirdly i have also lost the ability to switch to osx default driver from nvidia web driver (dont really need to do this but wanted to test out brightness under the other driver). whenever i switch to osx default driver the computer restarts and the apple logo bar barely moves. i have had to reinstall osx after that. 

anyone else face these three issues or any one of them and have any solutions? thinking sierra was working well shouldnt have upgraded

All this is true for me lol, all these issues and should have stuck with Sierra. 

I am thinking of downgrading. 

The performance, especially in Chrome is unbearable. 

Did anyone get this to actually work an a MacbookPro with integrated dedicated GPU?

Yes, on MBP2013 with 750M but see above.

im using the exact same macbook so perhaps this problem is isolated to this type of machine

also have my wifes 2015 macbook with intel graphics working flawlessly 

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shameel
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Posted by: geoheil

Did anyone get this to actually work an a MacbookPro with integrated dedicated GPU?

yes but with many problems as mentioned above.

anyone have insight on how to fix these?

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