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by Lomaxx
Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:50 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: HOW-TO make dual-boot obsolete using XEN VGA passthrough
Replies: 533
Views: 779506

Re: HOW-TO make dual-boot obsolete using XEN VGA passthrough

@powerhouse: What ugly sh...stuff. I'm not referring to the work of the people who hardware-hack, but to the companies who artificially limit the abilities of their cards. It's not new to me, but again and again making me somewhat angry. I wish I could solder that well, but I am lousy at it. Now I w...
by Lomaxx
Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:35 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: HOW-TO make dual-boot obsolete using XEN VGA passthrough
Replies: 533
Views: 779506

Re: HOW-TO make dual-boot obsolete using XEN VGA passthrough

I think that's pretty cool for a virtual machine, isn't it? Yes. It is. :D There's something else cool: NEC got a technique in their monitors (not sure in which models), that basically acts as implemented KVM-switch. You can connect the keyboard and mouse to the monitor, connect each computer's USB...
by Lomaxx
Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:23 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: HOW-TO make dual-boot obsolete using XEN VGA passthrough
Replies: 533
Views: 779506

Re: HOW-TO make dual-boot obsolete using XEN VGA passthrough

A quick reply related to Synergy: It's seems like Synergy can be made to work in both - administrator-mode and user-mode - simply by running it with administrative rights. Instructions to do so can be found easily on the web. Also it seems like you can configure it to switch the screen by pressing a...
by Lomaxx
Sun Mar 24, 2013 2:08 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: HOW-TO make dual-boot obsolete using XEN VGA passthrough
Replies: 533
Views: 779506

Re: HOW-TO make dual-boot obsolete using XEN VGA passthrough

Thanks for all the info. Although the chance of being a Xen-hero is attractive to me ;) and although I am currently still using Gentoo, where I am used to fiddle around a lot, your description of the measures that need to be taken give me little hope of success. Especially the line "GTX 600 series a...
by Lomaxx
Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:47 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: HOW-TO make dual-boot obsolete using XEN VGA passthrough
Replies: 533
Views: 779506

Re: HOW-TO make dual-boot obsolete using XEN VGA passthrough

@powerhouse: Thanks for the reply. I didn't know about the problem with Synergy in the administrator-mode of Synergy. Good to know that. If I every make it to a xen_vt-d_setup, then I will test if there is a workaround. As for the hardware: I indeed plan to get a i7 3770 (not the K version). I also ...
by Lomaxx
Sat Mar 23, 2013 4:22 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: HOW-TO make dual-boot obsolete using XEN VGA passthrough
Replies: 533
Views: 779506

Re: HOW-TO make dual-boot obsolete using XEN VGA passthrough

A further note: I had another quick idea. If you could remotely change the monitors input-source when using Synergy and moving the mouse to the other OS's screen, then you wouldn't need to press a button at all. It seems like something like that is doable. See this thread (5th posting): http://sourc...
by Lomaxx
Sat Mar 23, 2013 4:05 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: HOW-TO make dual-boot obsolete using XEN VGA passthrough
Replies: 533
Views: 779506

Re: HOW-TO make dual-boot obsolete using XEN VGA passthrough

This is an interesting topic. I am currently in the process of buying a new PC and considering to set something like this up for some gaming and running Propellerhead Reason in Windows, while keeping Linux as my main-os. As if buying a self-build PC isn't a complicated enough without this topic alre...

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