The Passthrough POST https://passthroughpo.st Your baremetal source for virtual news Sun, 26 May 2019 00:16:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.1 140179014 The Ultimate Adobe CC & Autodesk Replacement Guide https://passthroughpo.st/the-ultimate-adobe-cc-autodesk-replacement-guide/ https://passthroughpo.st/the-ultimate-adobe-cc-autodesk-replacement-guide/#disqus_thread Sat, 18 May 2019 01:06:46 +0000 https://passthroughpo.st/?p=2202 Adobe Inc. has been taking more liberties with their install base since switching to a subscription-only model back in 2013. Whether you disagree with their price increases, service restrictions, or more recently their legal posturing toward users of their older, perpetually licensed CS tools, reasons to switch are adding up fast. This article attempts to [...]

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GPU Passthrough Reported Working on Bhyve https://passthroughpo.st/gpu-passthrough-reported-working-on-bhyve/ https://passthroughpo.st/gpu-passthrough-reported-working-on-bhyve/#disqus_thread Sun, 12 May 2019 03:53:57 +0000 https://passthroughpo.st/?p=2192 Normally we cover news focused on KVM and sometimes Xen, but something very special has happened with their younger cousin in the BSD world, Bhyve. Like to see BSD virtualization? Check out our OSX VM Tutorial For those that don't know, Bhyve (pronounced bee-hive) is the native hypervisor in FreeBSD. It has many powerful features, [...]

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New and Improved Mac OS Tutorial, Part 1 (The Basics) https://passthroughpo.st/new-and-improved-mac-os-tutorial-part-1-the-basics/ https://passthroughpo.st/new-and-improved-mac-os-tutorial-part-1-the-basics/#disqus_thread Mon, 06 May 2019 16:33:12 +0000 https://passthroughpo.st/?p=2161 Due to certain recent developments, It's become clear to us that it's necessary to update and improve our OSX VM guide. A lot's changed since we wrote it, and rolling in those changes will make the process much more user friendly and accessible to newer VFIO users. So here's part 1 of our attempt at [...]

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An Open Letter to Linus Tech Tips (and a PSA) https://passthroughpo.st/an-open-letter-to-linus-tech-tips-and-a-psa/ https://passthroughpo.st/an-open-letter-to-linus-tech-tips-and-a-psa/#disqus_thread Fri, 26 Apr 2019 08:27:36 +0000 https://passthroughpo.st/?p=2086 I’d like to start by saying that we appreciate that Linus Tech Tips saw fit to cover (and cite) our work. We appreciate the exposure their recent video gave VFIO and OS X Virtualization, too. We consider any way we can get people involved with our (admittedly niche) community of tech enthusiasts a net positive. [...]

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Indie Game Review: Donut County https://passthroughpo.st/indie-game-review-donut-county/ https://passthroughpo.st/indie-game-review-donut-county/#disqus_thread Wed, 26 Sep 2018 21:11:50 +0000 https://passthroughpo.st/?p=1999 We’re experiencing a glut of fast-paced action adventure titles in the indie genre at present. Each new release presents iterative takes on games like Castelvania, The Souls franchise, and stylish action games like DMC. While it’s nice to see a revival of a genre I adore, I’ve been spoilt for choice and wandered into the [...]

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Hackintosh-KVM Guide: High Sierra+ Using QEMU’s i440fx Chipset https://passthroughpo.st/hackintosh-kvm-guide-high-sierra-using-qemus-i440fx-chipset/ https://passthroughpo.st/hackintosh-kvm-guide-high-sierra-using-qemus-i440fx-chipset/#disqus_thread Tue, 14 Aug 2018 19:47:42 +0000 https://passthroughpo.st/?p=1912 THIS GUIDE IS OLD AND OUT OF DATE. It is here for historical purposes only. If you want to make an OSX VM please follow our new guide here. It's much more simple and straightforward.   For a few years now, thanks to the hard work of others in the QEMU/KVM community, the ability to [...]

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CONFIG_HZ: How does it affect KVM? https://passthroughpo.st/config_hz-how-does-it-affect-kvm/ https://passthroughpo.st/config_hz-how-does-it-affect-kvm/#disqus_thread Wed, 01 Aug 2018 00:18:24 +0000 https://passthroughpo.st/?p=1858 Since the release of version 2.6.13 in August 2005, the Linux kernel has support for adjusting the frequency of the timer interrupt via the CONFIG_HZ compile-time option. This setting can have a considerable impact on overall system latency and throughput in certain scenarios. In this article, its impact on KVM will be explored. See Also: [...]

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Benchmark Almost Any 3D App On Linux With Bugle https://passthroughpo.st/benchmark-almost-any-3d-app-on-linux-with-bugle/ https://passthroughpo.st/benchmark-almost-any-3d-app-on-linux-with-bugle/#disqus_thread Fri, 27 Jul 2018 00:16:02 +0000 https://passthroughpo.st/?p=1898 Linux Gaming and 3d accelerated productivity have come a long way in the past few years. Steam and GoG host thousands of Linux native titles, and things like computer vision and deep learning are mainstays for Linux GPGPU. Practically every render farm runs it, and serious commercial software like Nuke, Davinci Resolve, and Autodesk Maya [...]

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How To: Patch Qemu and Fix VM Audio https://passthroughpo.st/how-to-patch-qemu-and-fix-vm-audio/ https://passthroughpo.st/how-to-patch-qemu-and-fix-vm-audio/#disqus_thread Thu, 26 Jul 2018 09:03:06 +0000 https://passthroughpo.st/?p=1875 Getting audio to work properly in your Windows VM is one of the biggest challenges for VFIO enthusiasts, regardless of experience level. Over time, a wide variety of workarounds became popular, like passing through an audio interface, or using a usb sound card. Unfortunately, audio equipment can be costly, and doesn't offer a seamless experience. [...]

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The Magewell USB Capture 2 is Great on Linux https://passthroughpo.st/magewell-usb-capture-2-great-linux/ https://passthroughpo.st/magewell-usb-capture-2-great-linux/#disqus_thread Tue, 19 Jun 2018 02:21:27 +0000 https://passthroughpo.st/?p=1847 Those of us who work in video production have a hard time of it when transitioning from VFX and 3d to broadcast. While both sectors of the field have Linux options, finding them can be problematic. As far as mid-range capture cards go, support is especially spotty. Please read our Affiliate Link Disclaimer Elgato Cards [...]

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