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  1. I've been experimenting heavily with VM services... to that end I screwed things up... can't get a vm to install because the novnc goes blank shortly after the process starts. Something about a tainted kernel... ugh. I deleted libvirtd.img... and start and stopped things, but no joy. Don't mind losing the VM's as I'm still in experimental stage. I installed the libvirt docker to try and get VNC displays to work properly, but I fear I stepped on something. diags attached. Happy to reset vm service back to default... if there is a way. buckyu-diagnostics-20200503-1345.zip
  2. I have a little too much time on my hands, and found out a bit more, so hopefully this may help the newbie user out there.... I created a new primary linux machine on my laptop, and downloaded libvirt/virtmanager on to it. Learning curve was steep but interesting. I have a lot more experience with VirtualBox... but no help here. Fedora VM's do not provide good screen resolution with the qxl driver. Period. If you want better behaviour, switch to the VGA driver in Virt Manager. Unraid does not appear to support this out of the box... so may have to edit xml (or something) to achieve this. The remote display could be spice or vnc, both worked. The standard VM docs of unraid have not helped me much, unless i missed something.
  3. thanks ... nomachine does give the best results, and is simplest to implement. Fedora has deeper problems in that the QXL video driver does not work well past 1024x768 resolution. So no joy there. Not sure what the reccomended config is, would hope to hear from someone who got this going satisfactorily... perhaps spice ? I am going to head back to ubuntu for a while, I think its easier to get going with the qxl driver. I do need to have a linux daily driver... ---- further to this, more experimentation seems to suggest qxl is limited with vnc to 1024x768 across all linux vm's. I will park this issue for now and move onto other things...
  4. Hello Doit... nice to talk with you. I converted my desktop to an unraid server, all I had to do was purchase some memory, a 6TB drive and 1TB SSD for cache. I have a few dockers taking shape and trying to get VM's to take shape. . I took the disks from qnap nas, and tossed them into the server. I am now using a Lenovo C940 laptop as my daily driver, and it is more than capable. Originally I was looking for the unraid server to double as the desktop, but I don't think that model is workable now that I'm further into it. Server is working great for the time being... probably last 12 months depending on how quickly the vm's grow. The dockers are super efficient from what I can tell. I spent weeks agonising over hardware, cpu, disks, architectures, servers, cases, etc... I was like a deer (kangaroo) frozen in the headlights. Could not make a decision for the life of me. Converting my desktop was a fun project to learn, without making big mistakes. I am not ordering from the US at the moment, because I don't think the merchandise will ever arrive to oz under the current circumstances. The hardware I did buy online, was from a supplier in my local area. Gook luck with the build...
  5. Further to my question above... I did more experimentation with fedora... Turns out virtualbox also provides a very poor user experience when dealing with screen resizing with Fedora in particular (manjaro is not better either). So not purely an unraid question, but a more general question around creating an unraid vm to act as a daily driver. Ubuntu/Fedora/Centos, whatever., i'm merely looking for a decent end user experience. I am starting to play with Libvirt and Spice, which may offer some headway, but on a steep learning curve. My unraid box has an igpu so not certain about whether passthrough is possible. However no game playing here, just a reasonable experience at running a kde desktop from a VM. Any words of wisdom are appreciated.
  6. Trying to do a fairly generic fedora vnc VM install with nothing special. I can't seem to get the screen resolution of the vm to go beyond 1024x768. Several hours of searching and no further clarity. Am I missing something basic? Given i'm a newbie, did not think I'd have to tweak the xml at this stage in the game. I used the standard fedora template... but should be able to get better resolution than that one would think. Using vnc viewer or novnc and not getting anywhere... Any pointers or hints to get me going in the right direction... appreciated.
  7. I am trying to install Fedora 32, but similar problem. Can't change vnc resolution beyond the baisc 1024x768. Trying to do the simplest install with nothing fancy, but can't seem to get resolution on the guest vm to change.
  8. Bjur, its not for that. No. It is only to inform noip that your isp has changed your internet facing ip address., because your ip is dynamic and can change anytime your isp wants to change it. I tried this container, but did not work for me. failed on not finding my domain. Created strange looking auto genterated conf files each time i restarted. I found a way to make this happen directly from my mikrotik router. So no need at this time.
  9. hi sorry for the delayed post. Did not proceed with this, as i'm taking a more incremental approach until i've learned the basics. Don't think they are shipping internationally at this time, thugh I could purchase parts individually but at a considerable premium.
  10. thanks constructor, this helps alot. I will change my strategy as the 6TB won't hold data... I'm good with back ups...
  11. I would like to take an incremental approach towards building my server... I am awaiting a couple of hard drives but wish to begin the process now.... Please tell me if my strategy makes sense, or if I'm going down the wrong path. I currently have a 1TB HDD and a 250 mb SSD in my main comp. I want to convert it to be the server, as it has 32 gb memory and 8 threads. This will do me for a couple of months until I can figure out a more substantial hardware build. I would also like to retire my synology nas that has 2 x 3GB HDD's. Phase 1 Download key and license Boot up with USB Convert 1TB hard drive to array but no parity Convert SSD to cache Play with this for a little while. Copy some files over from the NAS. Phase 2 Receive shipment of 1TB ssd and 6TB HDD Mount these in unraid No parity just yet. (can data be stored on the parity drive ?) Copy over the rest of NAS related files to the 6TB drive Convert 1TB ssd to cache Convert 250 ssd to unassigned (VM's) Phase 3 Retire synology Remove 2 x hard drives and install these in server. Add to array Convert 6TB HDD to parity Redistribute files across the array as needed. Job done for now Phase 4 Monitor server, and decide later on new cpu/mobo case. I did create a key a few months ago, and tried out a few things, but did not progress at that time. Am I ok to create another key ? Given I am isolated right now, I clearly have too much time on my hands, so any advice appreciated. /bucky2076
  12. I heard back from imc on ebay, he is going to see what can be done with respect to shipping overseas... looked open to the concept, which is good.
  13. thanks guys for the creative ideas... I think I'm beyond such games, though I admit playing them years ago... sigh. I can always purchase similar items locally albeit at a premium. Typical really when living in oz certainly attracts the premium. I think I will message the ebay seller and see if they want to play. should be fun.
  14. This looks like a really good deal to me. Sadly they don't ship to australia, so now I'm annoyed. Does it help that I'm a us citizen, with some money coming in from the IRS thanks to the financial meltdown... Annoyed to be sure....