The Passthrough POST https://passthroughpo.st Your baremetal source for virtual news Tue, 19 Jun 2018 03:54:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.7 140179014 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/#respond 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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Syncthing is an Un-Cloud Application That Everyone Can (and Should) Use https://passthroughpo.st/syncthing-un-cloud-application-everyone-can-using/ https://passthroughpo.st/syncthing-un-cloud-application-everyone-can-using/#respond Sat, 26 May 2018 20:48:16 +0000 https://passthroughpo.st/?p=1814 In the wake of GDPR compliance and nightmare scenarios like Cambridge Analytica, there’s never been more incentive to remove services with the power to abuse your data from your life. The reality of the situation, though, is that the average person doesn’t have the technical ability to do so. Read Also: Disk Passthrough Explained UX [...]

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Disk Passthrough Explained https://passthroughpo.st/disk-passthrough-explained/ https://passthroughpo.st/disk-passthrough-explained/#respond Fri, 18 May 2018 14:46:49 +0000 https://passthroughpo.st/?p=1779 QEMU supports many different types of virtualized disks. Throughput, latency, and overhead vary greatly depending on the disk type. Here's a rundown of all the options, their benefits, and their drawbacks. IDE/SATA QEMU primarily supports two emulated disk controllers: IDE and SATA. The advantage of emulation is wide guest OS support. The guest sees a [...]

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Linux Desktop Compositors — Performance and Functionality https://passthroughpo.st/linux-desktop-compositors-performance-functionality/ https://passthroughpo.st/linux-desktop-compositors-performance-functionality/#comments Thu, 29 Mar 2018 21:49:27 +0000 https://passthroughpo.st/?p=1734 Desktop performance on Linux can vary with different environments, window managers, compositors, and graphics drivers. Depending on the driver and environment in use, your desktop's responsiveness and performance can vary wildly. The compositor is among the most vital components for good desktop UX on Linux. Here's a brief rundown of a few of the most [...]

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ZFS Configuration Part 2: ZVols, LZ4, ARC, and ZILs Explained https://passthroughpo.st/zfs-configuration-part-2-zvols-lz4-arc-zils-explained/ https://passthroughpo.st/zfs-configuration-part-2-zvols-lz4-arc-zils-explained/#respond Mon, 26 Feb 2018 17:28:04 +0000 https://passthroughpo.st/?p=1678 In our last article, we touched upon configuration and basic usage of ZFS. We showed ZFS's utility including snapshots, clones, datasets, and much more. ZFS includes many more advanced features, such as ZVols and ARC. This article will attempt to explain their usefulness as well. See Also: ZFS Configuration on Linux – Setup and Basics ZFS [...]

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ZFS Configuration on Linux – Setup and Basics https://passthroughpo.st/zfs-configuration-linux-setup-basics/ https://passthroughpo.st/zfs-configuration-linux-setup-basics/#respond Sun, 11 Feb 2018 22:36:38 +0000 https://passthroughpo.st/?p=1611 Can you think of a time where you forgot to make a backup of a file/folder, and accidentally corrupted or deleted it? Maybe a mistaken command ran 'rm -rf' across your entire music library? Maybe core system files of a virtual machine were corrupted? We all make mistakes, and the sooner you move to ZFS, [...]

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Linux Kernel 4.15 Introduces USB Controller Bugs in VFIO https://passthroughpo.st/linux-kernel-4-15-introduces-usb-controller-bugs-vfio/ https://passthroughpo.st/linux-kernel-4-15-introduces-usb-controller-bugs-vfio/#respond Sat, 10 Feb 2018 03:08:15 +0000 https://passthroughpo.st/?p=1652 If you're passing through a USB controller or an HBA with kernel 4.15 or later, you may have noticed some issues. Many have been unable to use their passthrough VM due to a kernel oops. If you've fallen victim to these issues, then we're going to show you how to solve it.  Read Also: Why [...]

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Next Up Hero Shows Promise with Interesting New Mechanics https://passthroughpo.st/next-hero-shows-promise-interesting-new-mechanics/ https://passthroughpo.st/next-hero-shows-promise-interesting-new-mechanics/#respond Fri, 09 Feb 2018 01:18:11 +0000 https://passthroughpo.st/?p=1544   Next Up Hero is a Steam Early Access game brought to you by the talented folks at Digital Continue. Slash, shoot, and revive your way to victory in this top-down action game. And with a launch price of $19.99, it’s clear why everyone’s talking about it. Read Also: Why We Recommend the GT 710 [...]

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Why We’re Still Recommending the GT 710 For Passthrough Hosts https://passthroughpo.st/still-recommending-gt-710-passthrough-hosts/ https://passthroughpo.st/still-recommending-gt-710-passthrough-hosts/#respond Wed, 07 Feb 2018 19:23:56 +0000 https://passthroughpo.st/?p=1598 The GT 710 might seem like a strange card to choose for anything at first blush. It's a few years old now, and really only performs about as well as modern integrated graphics. But power is hardly the first consideration for a host card. Here's the reasons why we think it's still the best thing [...]

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How to Apply the Error 43 Workaround https://passthroughpo.st/apply-error-43-workaround/ https://passthroughpo.st/apply-error-43-workaround/#comments Mon, 05 Feb 2018 22:10:08 +0000 https://passthroughpo.st/?p=1561 Why do your drivers fail to install? What is error 43, and why do you experience it? Do you need a new gpu? -- All common questions among Nvidia-based newcomers to passthrough gaming. Hopefully, we can provide an adequate explanation of these issues. Read Also: Using nvidia-xrun for Dynamic Intel + NVIDIA GPU Switching on Linux [...]

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