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imrazor
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I know most folks here are trying to get Linux working with a Thunderbolt eGPU. Has anyone tried getting Linux working with an ExpressCard eGPU? Windows works nicely with the proper Nvidia driver and the Nvidia dGPU disabled, but I've not had any luck getting it to work in Linux.

Specs: Fedora 28/Win10Pro dual boot, Dell Latitude E6430, i7-3720qm, 16GB DDR3-1600, Intel HD 4000 (iGPU), Nvidia NVS 5200M (dGPU), EXP GDC Beast (rev. unknown), Gigabyte 1050 Ti 4GB (eGPU)

MacBook Air 2017 (i7-5650U, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, OS 10.14.4, Win10)


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drax392
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FWIW, my NUC6i7KYK + Node + GTX 1080Ti was extremely easy to get working with Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS.  Initially it worked with the native Nouveau drivers but acceleration was disabled.  I installed the drivers provided by NVidia and now it's working perfectly.  Last time I tried this about a year or so ago I had no luck, but that was also with a couple of different distros.

Screenshot from 2018 08 02 18 26 43
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Intel Skull Canyon NUC (NUC6i7KYK) - 1TB Samsung 960 EVO NMVe SSD, 32GB memory
Apple Mac Pro 2013 - Deca-core 3GHz Xeon, 32GB memory, 1TB Apple SSD, D700 dGPU, eGPU shared with above NUC.
AKiTiO Node - EVGA GTX 1080Ti SC2 Gaming, Corsair SF600 PSU, Cougar Vortex HDB 120 case fan

 
2013 17" ASUS G750JS (GTX870M) [4th,4C,Q] + GTX 1080 Ti @ 16Gbps-TB2>TB3 (AKiTiO Node) + Win10 [build link]  


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Thomas Pham
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@DieselDrax, do you think you can share your xscreen config file? Ubuntu 18.04 recognizes the eGPU, but I can't seem to display anything when connecting my monitors to my eGPU .

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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nmzik
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@karatekid430 Can you please share you xorg conf with internal screen disabled? I have a Rx 580 and can not get external monitor to work on Linux (corrupt text or black screen).

MacBook Pro Late 2013 15" MacBook Pro GT750M + Sapphire Pulse RX580@16Gbps-TB2>TB3 (AKiTiO Node)


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makayama
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for me I can't find /etc/udev/rules.d/99-local.rules

to authorize AKiTiO Thunder2 PCIe Box DEVICE I am using AMD RX 550

02:00.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation DSL5110 Thunderbolt 2 Bridge (Low Power) [Win Ridge 2C 2014]
03:00.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation DSL5110 Thunderbolt 2 Bridge (Low Power) [Win Ridge 2C 2014]
03:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation DSL5110 Thunderbolt 2 Bridge (Low Power) [Win Ridge 2C 2014]
04:00.0 System peripheral: Intel Corporation DSL5110 Thunderbolt 2 NHI (Low Power) [Win Ridge 2C 2014]

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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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Espionage724
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Posted by: @imrazer

I know most folks here are trying to get Linux working with a Thunderbolt eGPU. Has anyone tried getting Linux working with an ExpressCard eGPU? Windows works nicely with the proper Nvidia driver and the Nvidia dGPU disabled, but I've not had any luck getting it to work in Linux.

Specs: Fedora 28/Win10Pro dual boot, Dell Latitude E6430, i7-3720qm, 16GB DDR3-1600, Intel HD 4000 (iGPU), Nvidia NVS 5200M (dGPU), EXP GDC Beast (rev. unknown), Gigabyte 1050 Ti 4GB (eGPU)

Yeah; I had a Lenovo T500 laptop, ran Fedora Workstation 30, and had a RX 460 in some EXP eGPU. Worked fine with the internal display (DRI_PRIME), but I don't think I ever tested an external display.

Here's a video of WoW being played on that set-up:

MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014)
AKiTiO Thunder2
XFX Radeon RX 580
macOS Catalina 10.15
Fedora Workstation 31 Beta

 
2014 13" MacBook Pro [4th,2C,U] + RX 580 @ 16Gbps-TB2 (AKiTiO Thunder2) + Linux Fedora 30 [build link]  


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shadethegrey
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I'm running a Carbon X1 with a Vega56 on Pop! OS Linux.  It works real nice.  I did set the bios to no thunderbolt security and just plugged the eGPU in and it works.  I didn't have to authorize anything.  I do have to add DRI_PRIME=1 to executables, but its working very well.  I do not use an external monitor at all.

2021 15" Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen 1 (Q T1000) [10th,6C,H] + RTX A4000 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Sonnet Breakaway 550) + Win10 [build link]  

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