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dimanche 24 février 2013

Xen 4.3 unstable / VGA PassThrough (HD 7970) - Playing Crysis 3 on a virtual machine (Windows 7 64-Bit)

Today my first video for testing ATI card with VGA Passthrough feature was published on youtube to show that it is doable to play Crysis 3 using VGA PassThrough feature for a ATI card (HD 7970). Xen was patched for changeset 26655.

Screenshot of the domU with all technical details

Youtube video: http://youtu.be/GTnchEG4YtI

mercredi 30 janvier 2013

Xen VGA PassThrough - Patches (Xen 4.3 and Xen 4.2)

I try to maintain all my patches in the following document http://www.davidgis.fr/documentation/Xen_VGA_PassThrough/doc.html

Technical details to apply those patches are not provided in the url above

mardi 29 janvier 2013

[SOLVED] W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtXXXXf-Y.fw for module r8169

1. Issue

While try to generate the initrd.img-3.7.5 file, I got
root@mercury:/home/david/linux-3.7.5# mkinitramfs -o /boot/initrd.img-3.7.5 3.7.5
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168g-1.fw for module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8106e-1.fw for module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8411-1.fw for module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8402-1.fw for module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168f-2.fw for module r8169
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168f-1.fw for module r8169

2. Fix

  • git clone git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/firmware/linux-firmware.git
  • Copy the missing files
  • cd linux-firmware
    
    for firmware in rtl8168g-1.fw rtl8106e-1.fw rtl8411-1.fw rtl8402-1.fw rtl8168f-2.fw rtl8168f-1.fw;
    do 
    	[ -f rtl_nic/${firmware} ] && { cp -vf rtl_nic/${firmware} /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/; };
    done

dimanche 20 janvier 2013

Postgres-XC - useful links