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[SUCCESS] Gigabyte Designare Z390 (Thunderbolt 3) + i7-9700K + AMD RX 580

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Could you test and post crash logs please

Also if anyone can test this kext on i210 please let me know
Sure... I've compiled the kext and installed it successfully. This is being posted from i211 port on Z390 Designare in Monterey 12.1.
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Now to check for reliability issues... No connection after wake-from-sleep:
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I would like to ask now that I cannot have a decent speed through i211 on Monterey between my 2x Designares, is there any other way to connect the 2 systems and be able to map Lacie 2BiG Tb3 through this connection just like I did it through LAN? I thought it might work with a 2M TB3 cable,. But I don't have one ATM, and they are quite expensive. Maybe a USB type C cable?
 

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I would like to ask now that I cannot have a decent speed through i211 on Monterey between my 2x Designares, is there any other way to connect the 2 systems and be able to map Lacie 2BiG Tb3 through this connection just like I did it through LAN? I thought it might work with a 2M TB3 cable,. But I don't have one ATM, and they are quite expensive. Maybe a USB type C cable?
Hello @skroutz999

If you were using a wired Ethernet connection between the two Designare systems, it is still possible to connect them via a USB-to-Ethernet adapter. We can use:
  • USB Type A to Gigabit Ethernet adapter
  • USB Type C to Gigabit Ethernet adapter
  • USB Type A to 2.5GbE adapter
  • USB Type C to 2.5GbE adapter
The first two are 1 gigabit adapters that are about US$15.
The second two are 2.5 gigabit adapters that are about US$20 to US$30.

Regarding the Lacie 2BIG TB3 device, only a Thunderbolt cable will be compatible. A USB-C cable without the "lightning" logo will not work.
 
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Sure... I've compiled the kext and installed it successfully. This is being posted from i211 port on Z390 Designare in Monterey 12.1.

Now to check for reliability issues... No connection after wake-from-sleep:
Sorry I havent followed your previous experimentations with this kext
  • have you tried to kextunload un reload it back ? (even dont know if it is still possible in theses new macOSs)
  • What about setting DHCP manually ?
  • What happens when you unplug and replug ethernet cable?
  • Can you see any info about "wake-from-sleep issue" in Console.app ?
 
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Sorry I havent followed your previous experimentations with this kext
  • have you tried to kextunload un reload it back ? (even dont know if it is still possible in theses new macOSs)
  • What about setting DHCP manually ?
  • What happens when you unplug and replug ethernet cable?
  • Can you see any info about "wake-from-sleep issue" in Console.app ?
I experimented with this on my Ryzen B550 Vision D a couple of months ago. Due to holiday break, I won't be able to test this more thoroughly on Z390 Designare so hopefully someone can volunteer for us!
 
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All of sudden my 2 USB ports on the front of my case just stopped working. No idea why. Any ideas? Its the 2 USB 2.0 ports. I am running OpenCore 0.7.5 on latest Big Sur.
 

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PROBLEM REPORTING GUIDELINES

I posted this in the Z690 Alder Lake guide, but it’s worth referencing here as well.

Please take a look at this guide and try some of the common remedies mentioned there.
 
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PROBLEM REPORTING GUIDELINES

I posted this in the Z690 Alder Lake guide, but it’s worth referencing here as well.

Please take a look at this guide and try some of the common remedies mentioned there.
Thanks. I just posted really quick.

Can we assume that these settings in this article will apply to the Designaire as well?
 
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Hey, Guys! Quick Question. I am still on Catalina and thinking of going to Big Sur or Monterey. I use my Hack for music production and plugin compatibility is the main reason I am holding back stil. Are any of you in the same boat? Does anyone have expirience with music plugins (Waves Fabfilter kontakt izotope, etc.) and Big Sur or/and Monterey ?

P.S. Also UAD Apollo x4 and driver compatibility is a concern.
 
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