The Passthrough POST Your baremetal source for virtual news 2018-05-06T16:58:35Z https://passthroughpo.st/feed/atom/ WordPress Ryan El Kochta <![CDATA[Linux Desktop Compositors — Performance and Functionality]]> https://passthroughpo.st/?p=1734 2018-04-04T00:12:26Z 2018-03-29T21:49:27Z 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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Ryan El Kochta <![CDATA[ZFS Configuration Part 2: ZVols, LZ4, ARC, and ZILs Explained]]> https://passthroughpo.st/?p=1678 2018-02-26T17:28:28Z 2018-02-26T17:28:04Z 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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Ryan El Kochta <![CDATA[ZFS Configuration on Linux – Setup and Basics]]> https://passthroughpo.st/?p=1611 2018-02-11T23:49:32Z 2018-02-11T22:36:38Z 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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Blake Lee <![CDATA[Linux Kernel 4.15 Introduces USB Controller Bugs in VFIO]]> https://passthroughpo.st/?p=1652 2018-02-10T03:08:15Z 2018-02-10T03:08:15Z 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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Kyle Brennan <![CDATA[Next Up Hero Shows Promise with Interesting New Mechanics]]> https://passthroughpo.st/?p=1544 2018-02-09T03:56:28Z 2018-02-09T01:18:11Z   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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Tyson O'Ham <![CDATA[Why We’re Still Recommending the GT 710 For Passthrough Hosts]]> https://passthroughpo.st/?p=1598 2018-02-10T03:10:04Z 2018-02-07T19:23:56Z 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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Angelos Kouratzinos <![CDATA[How to Apply the Error 43 Workaround]]> https://passthroughpo.st/?p=1561 2018-02-11T15:31:55Z 2018-02-05T22:10:08Z 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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Ryan El Kochta <![CDATA[Explaining CSM, efifb=off, and Setting the Boot GPU Manually]]> https://passthroughpo.st/?p=1558 2018-02-07T02:40:01Z 2018-02-04T21:42:36Z Many factors can influence the success of GPU Passthrough. On some newer systems, notably low and mid-end Ryzen platforms, there's a little extra legwork you'll need to do to get your OS to boot with the correct GPU, and the processes that go into making that happen are somewhat complicated. Need help Building your passthrough [...]

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Angelos Kouratzinos <![CDATA[Arch Linux Broke OVMF Passthrough, Here’s How to Fix it]]> https://passthroughpo.st/?p=1437 2018-01-30T22:08:20Z 2018-01-30T21:47:40Z If you use Arch Linux and OVMF, you may have noticed that a recent update broke compatibility with your passthrough VM(s.) Luckily, we're here to explain why this happened, and (hopefully) how to fix it. While many guides online haven't been tweaked yet to represent the change, this update presents a serious problem. The default [...]

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Blake Lee <![CDATA[CPU Pinning Benchmarks]]> https://passthroughpo.st/?p=1499 2018-01-30T15:30:37Z 2018-01-30T02:56:02Z Everyone wants to get the best performance out of their virtual machine. There is a lot of talk about CPU Pinning and the performance gains that come along with it. These benchmarks are to give you an idea of the performance changes you can expect from various setups people may recommend. Read also: Meltdown Patch [...]

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