Questions tagged [pci-passthrough]

PCI passthrough allows PCI devices to appear and behave as if they were physically attached to the guest operating system when using KVM and Xen hypervisors.

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Passthrough of GTX 1070 to linux guest crashes host, so does unbinding from nouveau

After successfully using an NVIDIA GTX 1070 passed though to a Windows guest under KVM, I now want to pass it to a linux guest, and that is proving to be a problem. First, I tried creating a VM with ...
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virsh preboot script

I am running a virtual machine that requires vfio access to a PCI card. Using this script I am able to successfully bind the PCI device and its iommu group to vfio-pci, which then lets me boot up the ...
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USB devices connections lost after KVM use

On a Ubuntu 18.10 host device with a gpu-passthrough kvm-qemu windows 10 client connection to a Delock PCIe 2x USB-A 3.1 gen2, I use an ATEN US224 Usb2.0 switch to redirect my keyboard and mouse ...
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Arch Linux stuck at “Loading version 240” after modifying configs

I'm trying to get GPU passthrough to work on a VM. I've been following this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FI31QDtyy4. The differences between what I did and what he did in the video was ...
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bind to vfio-pci or pci-stub at startup

I'm trying to bind a NIC to pci-stub or vfio-pci at startup so my libvirt-managed VM can use it on autostart, but the NIC keeps being claimed by ixgbe. I tried inserting into /etc/initramfs-tools/...
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Passthrough Sonnet USB-C card to Windows guest via KVM and vfio

I am trying to passthrough a USB card to a guest, but I can't seem to make the VFIO driver stick, instead it seems that the host loads and takes over the card. I have a GPU successfully passed through,...
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Linux Mint 19 vfio PCI-Passthrough call causes freeze when booting

Goodday, For PCI-Passthrough I need to enable IOMMU support from the BIOS on my motherboard. After that I need to tell Grub to enable IOMMU by adding: intel_iommu=on into /etc/default/grub's ...
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Error building virtualbox pci-passthrough kernel module - what went wrong?

I am trying to get virtualbox working on my machine with the pci-passthrough extension. When trying to run a VM, I got this error message: Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908) [message asking me to ...
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GPU passthrough works with UEFI firmware but not Windows iso

I am trying to set up a virtual machine with passthrough graphics. I am able to get the passthrough working for the UEFI shell, but not the official Windows installer. I can get the Windows installer ...
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How do I translate between qemu-system arguments and virt-install arguments so I can unify partially working commands?

I am in the process of setting up VFIO with KVM. I have the VFIO itself working, in that the VFIO'd GPU displays the UEFI shell screen when I start the VM. I am also able to create a working Windows ...
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difference betweeen passthrough NIC and bridge setup in qemu

I set up a quemu virtual machine using virsh in a way that I pass through my physical USB NIC connected to the host machine directly to the virtual machine. This means that I see my USB NIC in the ...
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VirtualBox iGPU Passthrough

I followed this quick guide to enable PCI passthrough using KVM on Fedora, the main steps are: Enable IOMMU and Virtualization on the motherboard Prevent my device from being grabbed by a module ...
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lsusb lists devices on different PCI controllers under the same USB hub

From what I understand, devices connected to different controllers should show up under different USB busses. However, when I connect a keyboard to the xHCI controller, it is still listed under one of ...
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How to access PCIe bridge devices in VM

I am trying to use PCI pass through to a VM. The host system uses Centos 7.2. The system has several PCIe devices connected behind a fabric of PCIe switches and bridges (typically from PLX). I can ...
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Force Arch boot to specific GPU

Arch Linux - kernel 4.13.12-1 (x64) Bootloader - Grub 2 Window Manager: I3-wm. Gpus: AMD 570 (Passthrough), 1080Ti(Passthrough), 1050TI (Host) Misc: Dual-Monitor I have three GPUs in my machine, ...
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Arch Linux with PCI Passthrough freezes on boot after upgrade

I have been running arch linux with PCI Passthrough for several months now, and just updated a few days ago. When I rebooted, arch always freezes during boot. The only way I can get it to boot is to ...
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Can a KVM guest VM's kernel be more recent than its host? (When hardware passthrough is in effect)

If my system requires the latest Linux kernel to run the latest Nvidia proprietary drivers, is it possible for me not to install them on the host? (maybe use the open-source Noveau drivers, or install ...
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Multi-GPU passthrough to Windows 10 VM fails before booting

I've successfully set up Windows 10 VM with 5 x Nvidia 1080Ti cards passed through, using kvm, libvirt, virt-manager and vfio-pci on Ubuntu 16.04. All working fine. If I attempt to passthrough more ...
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VFIO cannot be used for the Memory Controller

I am trying to set up a PCI Passthrough of my Audio device in QEMU/KVM. The audio device is in the group 9, together with other three devices: IOMMU Group 9 00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel ...
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Qemu fails to start

So I've been trying to set up GPU passthrough on Arch, but I've ran into a wall. I followed these two guides, mostly the first one though: GPU Passthrough Revisited, Non-root GPU passthrough. I did ...
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High CPU usage when KVM Windows guest plays audio

I'm running a Windows 10 virtual machine as my daily driver, it's running on top of ubuntu server 16.04. GPU and USB expansion card passthrough works just fine but I'm experiencing maxed out host CPU (...
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Is possible to re-add a removed iommu device?

I use pci passthrough. Unfortunately my card is sharing the same irq of an usb controller. I use this procedure: Find the sharing irq, in my case return 21 lspci -s 00:05:00 -vvv Find the irq ...
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Driver for GTX 1080 doesn't work on guest when using KVM PCI Passthrough

I believe we are running into a possible bug with the GTX 1080 (driver) and PCI Passthrough. My host is an Ubuntu 14.04 system. My guest is an Ubuntu 14.04/16.04 system (both do the same thing). I ...
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Why does PCI passthrough not give my device to the guest OS?

I want to try PCI passthrough. I have passed an old capture video card to a Windows XP guest. IOMMU is enabled; vfio_pci is loaded I run this command: virsh nodedev-detach pci_0000_05_05_0 lspci ...
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PCI passthrough device memory access incorrect

I have a wrlinux yocto system running on an Intel Haswell processor. Here we pass through a PCIe device (broadcom switch) to the VM, launched using qemu/kvm. The Guest is able to detect the device via ...
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Select graphics card

Is there a way to select a primary graphics other than onboard graphics? I have two different dedicated graphics cards in my machine, one GT640 and a GTX970. I am trying to set up the machine to set ...