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  1. Thank you both for the reply. My post was intended to notify LimeTech why they lost this sale and what they could have done to acquire a sale. The resistants was exactly as I expected. I am moving on.
  2. I would disagree that Unraid gui mode is a full desktop. Where is the WiFi, change keyboard layout, audio, etc. support? I know you can do all of these without a gui desktop. However a full gui desktop includes all of these and more. I am reply to you in a VM running Xubuntu. This VM doesn't use pass through and plays videos without stutter. Across the top of the server just above the VM window for server monitoring I have Network, temps (5 drives + CPU + MB), CPU load by thread, overall CPU load, free space on root, drive activity, memory and swap space usage, time up, RAID h
  3. Thank you for the reply. I wish my post had been received in a positive manner. With my setup I can run one VM with GPU pass through and as many VM OSes as I have resources for. I have had two VMs running with a third VM running pass through mode, concurrently. Try that with Unraid and only two GPUs. I suppose you could go headless and run two VMs but not three. So my setup fits my needs better. I am only encouraging you to improve your product before someone else makes a completing product and makes you play catch-up. That is a good point about the USB stick. My
  4. I propose Unraid support or add a full gui desktop mode. Since I could not do that with the current version of Unraid I decided to use Xubuntu. I wanted the ease of use of setup that Unraid had to offer however I wasn't able to get it to work as well. Please consider adding or changing the current gui mode. I realize Unraid started as a gui-less server however the technology has evolved and this should be seriously considered. Or perhaps I am not Unraid's target audience. Anyway this is what it would take to get me to reconsider Unraid. Peace
  5. I suggest watching these videos. There are many other videos from Spaceinvaderone that will explain how Unraid works. If you only want one gaming VM I think you would be good if the hardware is good. Make an Unraid USB drive and boot and check your IOMMU groups before making a leap. The Unraid gui is not meant for running VMs and there are limitations with that mode when running VMs however there should be no problems with pass through if the hardware is good. Big question is the IOMMU groups. If you have a problem running Unraid gui mode you may need to load the plugin 'Unraid Nvidia' f
  6. @bastl Yes that didn't work for me either. And the Unraid documentation says in the Unraid OS GUI Mode (Desktop) section, "... for users that don't have a separate device to use for connecting to the webGui." That would be me when I finish this build. Or perhaps the manual needs updating? Besides, as I stated earlier your way for using Unraid doesn't work for me. However your post does raise an interesting question, why doesn't video playback work without stutter in my environment. Let's try to find out, please answer the following questions: I am assuming you are
  7. While I was searching the Diagnostic text for clues why Unraid gui was failing it dawned on me that Unraid does not load a native driver for the GPU. So I searched for a plugin that would load a driver. Good news and bad news: The good news, I got it working. Unraid as I suspected was not initializing the GPU properly. The workaround to fix this problem is to load the 'Unraid Nividia' plugin. This plugin will load a GPU driver. This will only work for systems booting on a Nividia GPU and only if it is supported by the driver. After loading the plugin Unraid gui starte
  8. While I was searching the Diagnostic text for clues why Unraid gui was failing it dawned on me that Unraid does not load a native driver for the GPU. So I searched for a plugin that would load a driver. Good news and bad news: The good news, I got it working. Unraid as I suspected was not initializing the GPU properly. The workaround to fix this problem is to load the 'Unraid Nividia' plugin. This plugin will load a GPU driver. This will only work for systems booting on a Nividia GPU and only if it is supported by the driver. After loading the plugin Unraid gui starte
  9. I was really looking forward to using Unraid and thought it would be a good fit for what I wanted to build. I have 22 days left on my trial and I am not getting anywhere in resolving this problem. I know this isn't considered a major / urgent issue. It is however a show stopper for my usage case. When I reported the problem I got a lot of push back to just use Unraid differently. I suppose I should be thankful for the push back since I did learn a lot however the product still doesn't work for me. I suspect it is an easy fix considering the server works and just gui mode is br
  10. Xubuntu Live boots without problem from a USB stick so this is definitely an Unraid problem.
  11. Okay, I assume you are correct and the latency I am having from running a VM is because I have to go across the network. So I suspect we would not be having this discussion if I could open a VM from Unraid gui. Can we focus on why Unraid gui is not working?
  12. Sorry but the terminology between Unraid VMs (VNC video driver) and KVM (Video) is different so my wording wasn't exactly correct. Doesn't change my point. The VNC video driver is set for QXL however the graphic card has to be set for VNC or pass through so for any VM that isn't using pass through it runs through VNC and takes a performance hit. I don't need VNC when running KVM on top of a host OS so no performance hit. I hope that is clear unless there is something I am not understanding? As I wrote I can only fit two graphic cards in this system so my system is limited to tw
  13. Got it, the Unraid limitation is that I cannot use QXL for a VM. I know pass through is faster but only for one single VM. I want to run multiple VMs without the VNC performance loss. I cannot do that without QXL. At most my system will fit two GPUs and I want to run 3 maybe 4. To use Unraid I would need to run two VMs max or use VNC and the performance degradation. It would have been better if I had the option to use Unraid with VNC or QXL or even both as it is it is a limitation.
  14. Thank you both. I will try passing through the GPU to the Linux VM and see what happens when I boot. The BIOS should post since pass through doesn't kick in until the kernel loads. I should still be able to access Unraid via the browser to start the VM. I can also test video playback. Wait with this setup only one Linux VM can run in pass through. The other will be crippled by VNC. I think better gui support would make Unraid a better platform for running VMs. For example, with Red Hat or Arch I can boot to a desktop and only run VMs without VNC overhead. I wouldn't run any
  15. Yah, I think I worded this poorly. I am still learning about Unraid. I am more familiar with KVM and I now see that Unraid by default only supports VNC for a GPU. With KVM running on top of Xubuntu I can select 5 different GPU options not counting pass through and VNC is not one of the choices. VNC doesn't perform good enough for video applications in my limited testing. So I see now with Unraid I would need another GPU for two pass through VMs. GPU 1, boot for Unraid GPU 2, Linux VM for web browsing, email, youtube, netflix, etc. GPU 3, Gaming VM I don't