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MSI Z590 ACE + i9-10900k Thunderbolt 4 Maple Ridge set up issues

CaseySJ

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Okay so I got out the TS3+ dock, which is PCIE only - I think part of the confusion that happens with the TS4 is that it is a TB4 AND USB4 dock, so if it fails to connect over TB4, then it will just revert to being USB only. The TS3+ is only a PCIE TB3 dock, so it's easier to tell if hot plugging is working.

That said: Hotplugging is still not working - I plugged it in and it failed to connect.

Should I reenable the SSDT-TB3HP.aml in my config.plist?

My biggest thing is; I don't want to blindly enable and disable stuff and just say hey! it works! and call it a day; I like to know why something is working and what it's doing instead of just firing files at it! That's why I really appreciate your help with this - I'm starting to figure out a bit more of what's going on! Fixing TB4 has always been the one thing I wanted to do, and I'm stoked to be getting this much closer!
The IOReg screenshot indicates that the new Thunderbolt SSDT has still not taken effect (hence no hot plug). This is surprising so let's check all the basics again:
  • Post a screenshot of OpenCore Configurator --> ACPI page.
  • If you have more than one EFI partition, check that you're booting from the correct disk. If in doubt, open the BIOS boot menu and select the right boot disk.
  • What we're looking for is this:
    • Under RP01 we should see a sub-device called UPSB
    • And under UPSB we should see DSB0, and under DSB0 we should see NHI0
    • We should also see DSB1, DSB2, and DSB3
  • If we don't see these devices, it means the Thunderbolt SSDT has not taken effect and hot plug will not be functional
 
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I downloaded OpenCore Configurator, and here is the requested screenshot (I'm on OpenCore 0.8.1 however)
Screen Shot 2022-07-04 at 10.43.03.png

Am I booted to the correct disk - I accidentally booted to the wrong one earlier, but still ruled that out, and I'm still not seeing UPSB or the other devices.

EDIT: hold on, I just noticed that yeah, the new SSDT isn't in the list. The heck? I know I added it! One second
 

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I downloaded OpenCore Configurator, and here is the requested screenshot (I'm on OpenCore 0.8.1 however)
View attachment 550621
Am I booted to the correct disk - I accidentally booted to the wrong one earlier, but still ruled that out, and I'm still not seeing UPSB or the other devices.

EDIT: hold on, I just noticed that yeah, the new SSDT isn't in the list. The heck? I know I added it! One second
Now you see why I always recommend using an app such as OpenCore Configurator. :)

HOWEVER, please note that the TITLE BAR of your screenshot says OpenCore 0.6.0 Release Configuration. This means you're using the wrong version of OpenCore Configurator (OCC). Each version of OCC supports only 2 versions of OpenCore. For the latest OpenCore 0.8.1 we must download OCC version 2.61.1.0.
 
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Thank you! I noticed that as well haha, I just grabbed the download from the Downloads section, but I'll go back to the source and download the latest version!


AYYY it shows up now! And now my Thunderbolt controllers show up in System Profiler.
Screen Shot 2022-07-04 at 10.53.07.pngScreen Shot 2022-07-04 at 10.54.02.png

AND HOTPLUGGING WORKS! Both the TS4 and the TS3+ hotplug just fine now, with ethernet disconnecting and reconnecting properly!
 

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AND HOTPLUGGING WORKS! Both the TS4 and the TS3+ hotplug just fine now, with ethernet disconnecting and reconnecting properly!
Glad to hear; that's more like it!
 
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Glad to hear; that's more like it!
Thank you so much for all the help!
The last thing is trying to get the DisplayPort to work reliably, but I think it's more of an issue with the dock than with macOS. If I connect to the DisplayPort on the dock while macOS is booted, I get full resolution and refresh ranges, but as soon as I shut down the PC and start up again, I get no display out even in BIOS, and even moving the DP cable back to the PC results in no signal, so I have to force reboot the machine :l I don't know if it's related or not, but I'm guessing it's not. I have that little DisplayPort > miniDP adapter that was included with my motherboard for pass through DP, and it just... works sometimes and sometimes not hah

But I've rebooted it several times, and confirmed that hotplugging continues to work reliably each time!

Thank you again for all the help @CaseySJ! You've been an absolute life saver, and I couldn't be more thankful! Thank you for your time and support :)
 
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