NUC NUC6i7KYK + linux + eGPU(Akitio w/ Nvidia)
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NUC NUC6i7KYK + linux + eGPU(Akitio w/ Nvidia)  


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Joined: 3 years ago

I have a NUC6i7KYK NUC that has TB3 and an integrate intel gpu, Akitio Node Pro, and Nvidia 1080ti FE.
I would like to see if anyone has had any luck / experience with using a setup similar to this with linux. I'm specifically trying use the eGPU as a cuda processor for my video editing and I want to use the integrated intel gpu to run the display. Hopefully this will make the xorg configuration easier because I plan to use the NUC with and without the eGPU at times. I don't want to change the xorg.conf depending on the setup.

I'd like to just be running my semi default debian or ubuntu build with the nvidia-driver/cuda package activated and usable while I'm at a desk with the eGPU.

Thanks for the help

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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Joined: 3 years ago

It should be totally possible to use CUDA on a NUC with Linux.  See my guide here, specifically at the section "Enable the eGPU in Linux"

However, using the method (which I find was the simplest solution) does not allow simultaneous use of the integrated intel gpu and the NVidia egpu.  I don't find it to be much of a problem though.

2017 Intel NUC7i5BNH [7th,2C,U] + GTX 1070 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (AORUS Gaming Box) + Linux & Win10 [build link]