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GPU Passthrough + Bumblebee

Discussion in 'The Linux Corner' started by bge0, Mar 6, 2017.

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  1. Ochrethinkshare843

    Ochrethinkshare843 New Member

    Has anyone tried this? Would be sweet to run windows inside linux and never dual boot to play games!

    In theory it should be possible:
    • NVIDIA card is wired directly to the HDMI port : so you would require plugging into a screen.
    • Support VT-d
    Ideally it would be great to utilize bumblebee and not have to blacklist the nvidia card: i.e. thus it can be used in linux as well as windows (once windows is shut down ofc). Since lsmod | grep nvidia returns nothing when bumblebee is working this "should" be okay: not sure if the razer_acpi_fix.img will cause issues though.

    Even better solution: utilize the Razer Core to run Windows via passthrough!
  2. The only problem I constantly see tossed around is that when you have a mobile gpu they arent exactly a pci device and are a kind of co-processor to the internal one, but of course it is worth a try (I did the bumblebee setup on my desktop and works wonders, so the idea of not needing to blacklist is correct ) you shoud try to begin the setup up to the point where you grab the vendor id of the pci device, if it works up to this then there is a pretty good chance it will work in the end.

    About using the core I don't know if it would work for the same reason, is it identified as a pci device?
    Nevetheless I wish you luck and post a update should you suceed or not
  3. Technically should be possible to use Intel GVT-G, and pass vgpu

    But I'm not sure how setup with iGPU, dGPU, vGPU and maybe even eGPU would work together.

    Probably better solution to buy Core with AMD card and pass it directly.
  4. FiszPL

    FiszPL Well-Known Member

    It SHOULD be possible in linux. All (or almost all) newer CPUs supports VT-d, so you can passthrough devices. Only thing - you must install KVM or try Proxmox Virtual Environment (debian based, but it's great - you can additionally install a GUI - for example LXDM or Mate).

    PS. Not all configurations work on KVM correctly, but if you have free time, you might try this :)
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