[Sticky] eGPUs under Linux: an advanced guide  

 

theitsage
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September 5, 2017 1:49 pm  

I’ve been following Blitz_Works on Twitter and his progress with eGPU under Linux. He published an advanced guide yesterday documenting his use and other interesting findings. He was able to flash the AORUS Gaming Box firmware in Linux.

Even if you’re not a Linux user, I’d highly recommend reading his guide. This is a wonderful resource –  http://pocketnix.org/posts/eGPUs%20under%20Linux%3A%20an%20advanced%20guide

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Da_Blitz
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September 6, 2017 9:36 am  

Hoping to have more to come in the future, i have a bunch of small scripts and other things that can be dropped into places in /etc to make the whole experience plug and play, testing it all is what takes up most of the time.


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theitsage
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September 6, 2017 12:22 pm  

@Da_Blitz Welcome aboard. Thank you for documenting your experience and findings. We’re looking forward to your scripts and help for Linux eGPU users.

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Flint Ironstag
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September 18, 2017 5:14 pm  

Welcome @Da_Blitz, I’ll check out your guide at lunch today.

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February 15, 2018 8:14 pm  

Good afternoon!  I wanted to thank you for the link.  I am a new member and a long-time Linux user (currently Arch on a 2017 version HP Spectre x360 13.3″, and Gentoo on home built server and workstation/gaming station).  As the Spectre is decent with the built-in Intel video chip, I would like to have a little more “GAME” while travelling.  When I had run across the eGPU idea, it started the wheels turning.  I’m still reluctant on buying one right now, since I don’t even know if it’d work or work well, but if I could find a decent enclosure that would travel in my suitcase with me and is compatible with Linux kernel, I would be apt to buy one today.  I say ‘enclosure’ because I already have several video cards laying around my house.  The latest addition to the stockpile of old equipment is an older GTX670, which I’m sure would be more than fine for a mobile eGPU to play a few games.

What say the Linux users here?  Are there many of us on this forum?  Has there been any headway in making this work?  Can I still use the laptop screen with the eGPU, or must it use an external display?  Is bumblebee used for the switching process, or is it ‘on all the time’?

I truly hope you all don’t mind my questions.  Being new to the idea (but not new to linux), I’m hoping to glean some good info before making a huge plunge into the area.

thanks for your time!!!

–John


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