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  1. @Hoopster brings up an interesting point. Because, unlike many (most?) Linux distributions, unRAID runs completely within RAM and nothing else gets mounted over-top the default rootfs (special instance of tmpfs). I believe this is similar to any "Live" distro, but don't have experience with those. So even though my /tmp isn't a tmpfs mount itself, it is *on* a tmpfs mount and exists only within RAM. Thus, either /tmp (a path on a tmpfs mount) or /dev/shm (an explicit tmpfs mount) should work exactly the same other than the fact that some of the space on / will be in use already.
  2. On *my* server, running 6.6.6, I have a /dev/shm tmpfs mount that is allocated 32 GB of RAM (per df). I have 64 GB total RAM, not sure why it's set to 32. I do not have a /tmp mount. I do have a /tmp directory, but it's not a tmpfs "RAM drive", just a plain directory. You can run cat /etc/mtab to see what your current mount situation is. I imagine it's similar. I have the Plex /transcode folder mapped to /dev/shm in its Docker settings. No issues so far.
  3. The article about TCP BBR just recently popped up in my news feed. Did a Google search for "unraid tcp bbr" and it led me here to find that it's already been added to the next version. 😁 Dunno if I'll actually see any difference myself (sightly faster downloads? smoother remote streams?) but I'm glad to see that Limetech included it just the same.
  4. I am not a developer, though I do have some experience in that regard, but I don't think an entirely separate branch would be necessary. Toggles to allow users to enable/disable features should be sufficient. A tool to build a custom USB image with/without features could also work*. Splitting different components into their own packages might be best so different parts can be updated independently and not even need to be downloaded by those not using them. For example, if the GUI were a separate package it could be updated without needing a full "OS update", and those not using it wouldn't need to have it installed or even download that new package when they update their system. *But may require significant dev work to make things more modular.
  5. https://lime-technology.com/forums/topic/61771-optional-gui-resolution/?do=findComment&comment=656621 TLDR: Switching from HDMI to DVI got me 1920x1080px resolution in the GUI. I have no idea why, but it worked.
  6. Okay, it makes absolutely no sense, but switching from HDMI to DVI worked for me. I'm using a Zotac GeForce GT 710 (only thing I could find that's cheap, fanless, and fits in the x1 slot) and I've been stuck with a stretched-out, blurry, wrong-aspect-ratio 1024x768px resolution when accessing the GUI locally (using a 4k Sony TV as my monitor). I tried everything I could find software-wise, even attempting to install drivers from Nvidia (never managed to get them installed), and couldn't get the resolution any better than 1024x768. Just now, I swapped out the HDMI cable for a DVI cable with a DVI>HDMI adapter on the TV side, since the TV doesn't have DVI, and rebooted. The GUI came up at 1920x1080 (the terminal even looked like it was higher res before the GUI loaded). Running at actual 4k would have made things too tiny. 1080p is perfect. ? If anyone understands *why* it works better with DVI than it did with HDMI, I'm all ears.
  7. I've never done the zenstates thing. No problems. Asus ROG Zenith Extreme mobo.
  8. Can confirm video passthrough works with Threadripper on 6.4.1rc1. Passmark Performance Test still freezes the VM before even running a benchmark, but games seem to work fine.
  9. Bump. Geforce 710 w/ a 4k TV and the local GUI runs at 1024x768. I've manually added 1920x1080 using the directions here, but get a "Failed to change the screen configuration!" error when I try to actually apply it.
  10. Bump. I have a Geforce 710 hooked up to a 4k TV and my GUI is running at 1024x768, which looks like crap. I have to zoom out in the browser to fit everything on the screen and the text ends up too small and horribly pixelated. It's far more convenient for me to mess with the web GUIs for my various Dockers through the unRAID GUI than it is on my phone (in the market for a new laptop), so I'd like to make it usable. xrandr lists the available resolutions as 640x480, 800x600, and 1024x768. I was able to add a custom resolution following directions I found here, but can't switch to it. I just get a "Failed to change the screen configuration" error message. I've tried 1920x1080@60hz and @30hz with the same results. I went so far as to reboot into non-GUI mode and try to install the Linux drivers for my card (after using the devpack plugin to install things like gcc) but it wants kernel source files that I don't have (I think I'd need a kernel-devel package?). I'm highly doubting that even if I got drivers installed that they'd persist a reboot, but figured it was worth a try. If anyone has any suggestions, I'm all ears. :-/
  11. Just chiming in that the modified kernel @Jcloud made worked for me, but I had to scrap my existing SeaBIOS VM and create one with OVMF. SeaBIOS VM had no video output, OVMF worked as expected.
  12. Update: The issues with launching my Steam games appear to be purely due to software configuration w/ my new Windows 10 install trying to use my already-installed Steam games. Nothing to do with Threadripper or the ugly patched kernel. I installed the old DirectX runtime from http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/details.aspx?id=8109 because when trying to manually launch Doom outside of Steam I got an error saying that xinput1_3.dll was missing. Doom now works in normal and Vulkan (and looks oh-so-pretty at 4k60). Bioshock Infinite and Descent: Underground were also working after the DirectX install. When trying to launch Sonic Adventure 2 though, same behavior as the others. I launched it outside of Steam and got a generic error, but Windows helpfully popped up a message saying that I needed to install .NET Framework 3.5. I'm guessing that'll fix some of the other Sonic games I haven't tried yet as well. FWIW, I did first try uninstalling and re-installing the games through Steam with no luck. I probably should have just started from scratch on the installs. :-/
  13. Can't get any games to launch. Steam says they're running but nothing ever pops up. Within a second or two it changes from "running to syncing". Installed the Passmark Performance Test and it locked up and rebooted the VM when trying to access the 3D test page. Not running the test, just accessing the page you run it from, so I'm guessing something is wonky with the video card detection? GeForce Experience sees it fine, Windows is running at 4k60, etc. Can't even get steam to launch now. Going to install all the Windows 10 updates and try again. I'm not sure if it has anything to do with the issues I'm seeing, but Windows is listing several devices, including the GPU, as if they're removable devices (see attached screenshot).
  14. I got mine on sale for $700. Haven't seen it go on sale again since.
  15. "G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series 64GB (4 x 16GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800) Intel Z370 / X299 Desktop Memory Model F4-3600C17Q-64GTZR" https://m.newegg.com/products/N82E16820232576
  16. I downloaded the kernel thing @Jcloud made and rebooted. My VM still output no video. I noticed a comment on the Reddit thread about the dirty patch that SeaBIOS doesn't work, but OVMF does. Sure enough, my VM was using SeaBIOS. Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be any way to change it. I created a new OVMF VM and holy crap we have video output! However, it won't boot off my existing virtual disk (despite many attempts to repair the startup with the Windows DVD image and some manual command-line-fu I found online), so I just created a new one and got windows installed. Just installed the GeForce experience software and had it update the driver and that's all working fine so far. Now to figure out how I had my games folder mapped from the array and re-install steam and try a game.
  17. Definitely going to try this. Maybe tonight.
  18. Had to dial back the RAM to the "default" speed (2000-something MHz) as I had two complete lock-ups and one unexpected reboot. It's been up for nearly 14 hours now, so I'm pretty sure it was the RAM speed setting. The first lock-up happened when I tried to re-encode a Blu-ray with Handbrake. The server completely froze up within seconds of starting the encode. The subsequent unexpected reboot and lock-up happened while I was not actively using the server, but someone could have been streaming from Plex. My only theory (guess) on that at this point is that, because part of the chip runs at the RAM speed and I still have that woefully insufficient all-in-one cooler on there (haven't had time to figure out and install all the water cooling stuff) is that the chip is running hot and overheated easily when running the higher RAM speed. However, I had managed to do some encodes with Handbrake before (with half as mu RAM running at a lower speed), which definitely strained the processor and didn't run into any problems, so who knows. I still don't have any kind of CPU temperature monitoring and can only guess at where it's running hot by the sound of the fan on the all-in-one.
  19. I'm running 6.4.0 stable with a 1950X on an Asus ROG Zenith Extreme. I get an "internal error: Unknown PCI header type '127'" message when trying to boot my Windows 10 VM with a Titan X (Pascal) passed through. It booted the first time and was accessible via RDC but there was no video output and subsequent attempts to boot give that error so I'm guessing the first boot borked it until I reboot again. I assume that the kernel with the dirty patch is now older than what comes with 6.4.0. Willing to be a Guinea pig if someone has a current fix. FWIW, this video card and this VM did previously work when I had an Intel chip.
  20. Finally got to mess with it again today. Got it booting with all 4 sticks of RAM at 3333 MHz with the latest beta BIOS (0902) so I finally have 64 GB to play with. I also threw in another SSD so I can make my cache RAID 1, but haven't set that up yet. I'm on 6.4.0 Stable and it boots off my "basic" video card (GeForce 710, IIRC) just fine. It allowed me to assign the Titan X to the Windows 10 VM and it started up and was accessible via RDC, but there was no video output. I stopped the VM and tried to restart it, but got "internal error: Unknown PCI header type '127'". I tried to create a new VM and assign it and got the same error again (screenshot attached). A Google search for the error brings up some posts from this forum, but I haven't read through them yet.
  21. And... I guess I screwed up. Just updated to the latest RC and rebooted and then updated the kernel with the ugly patch and rebooted again and now I can't start my VM because IOMMU isn't enabled in the BIOS (I'm guessing it got reset with the latest BIOS update?). About to leave the house. If I manage to get back to it tonight I'll drop an update. Otherwise it'll be a week or so.
  22. Unfortunately, I haven't had any free time to work on the server and I'm flying out of state tomorrow and won't be back for a week. I went through some of my stuff and couldn't find my old spare video card so I may take you up on your offer, if needed. @david279 - Thanks for the link! If I get a chance tonight I'll try the updated kernel and see if the VM will boot with the single video card. I don't know if it's even supposed to work with only a single video card, as I've always had onboard video before and never tried passthrough until I got the Titan X.
  23. @limetech @bonienl @jonp Do you guys need any more diagnostics dumps for the VM issue or anything else? I just haven't been using my VM but I could fire it up and make it crash to get a dump for you if it would help. FWIW, everything else is working well. I've been rebooting a lot lately trying to get all my RAM working with the new motherboard, but it's been up for 39 hours now and nothing has exploded. :-)
  24. I haven't been able to get it to POST with all 4 sticks of RAM, even at the default (non-XMP) speed and on the latest beta BIOS. I left the two sticks that *are* working in their slots and tried the other two in every other slot with no success. I tried bumping the two sticks to 3600 using the XMP profile after updating to the beta BIOS and giving up on trying to get all 4 sticks working and it looked like it booted (RAM LEDs lit up and everything) but I had no video output and had to click the little button on the mobo to go back to "safe" BIOS settings. I started unboxing the water cooling equipment last night and figuring out where I'm going to put everything. I need to reconfigure a bit because even with my gigantic case I have a drive cage in front of where one of the pump/reservoirs is supposed to go. Should be plenty of room for the fans and radiators though. I'll probably pick up some distilled water this weekend and try to get all those goodies installed. I'm really bummed about the RAM. I need quad-channel to get the most out of the CPU and I'm not sure I'm going to be able to get that working and RAM is so expensive that just buying another kit is ludicrous, at best. I need to get ahold of another video card (pretty sure I don't have a spare that'll fit any of these slots, but I'll check) so I can see if I can get the GPU passthrough working properly. Worst case scenario I put all the old parts back together with the Intel chip and use that as a separate gaming machine, but I can't fit the radiator I bought for the GPU in the old case. Limetech is aware of the VM stability issue and I assume it'll be fixed in the next RC.
  25. That's all way above my head. If I had to guess, I think they're editing kernel stuff and recompiling (but I'm really not sure). I doubt the required stuff is installed by default in unRAID to compile your own kernel. Might be something to point out to the guys actually building unRAID though.