Using eGPU on internal screen on Solus
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Using eGPU on internal screen on Solus  


Joe Veronese
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Just wondering if anyone had any luck using an eGPU on their internal screen on Solus (or any Linux distro that would work the same)? I have tried some Googling, but there doesn't seem to be much on this topic as most eGPU stuff is on Windows. I have an Akitio Node 3 (RX580) and a Dell Latitude 7400. Anyone know if this is possible and if so how I accomplish it?

This topic was modified 5 months ago

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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Use DRI_PRIME variable as described in the arch wiki here:

This will work for anything running the linux kernel, not just arch obviously.

Mid-2012 13" Macbook Pro (MacBookPro9,2) TB1 -> RX 460/560 (AKiTiO Node/Thunder2)
+ macOS 10.15+Win10 + Linux Mint 19.1

2012 13" MacBook Pro [3rd,2C,M] + RX 460 @ 10Gbps-TB1 (AKiTiO Thunder2) + macOS 10.14.4 [build link]