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Can't get GPU pass through to work as I need!

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Hello everyone!


New to unraid and loving it so far. But I can't get the video pass through working as I need :(

Below is my setup.



  • Motherboard: ASUS Prime Z690-P WiFi Intel® Z690 (LGA 1700)
  • CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-12700K Processor
  • External GPU: ASUS Turbo GeForce® GTX 1080Ti 11GB GDDR5X
  • (An old LCD) Monitor connected to External GPU via Display Port to DVI port cable (I Know my monitor is long overdue, will replace it at some point but a bit later)



  • Unraid v6.11.5 with an XFS-encrypted data array
  • Windows 10 VM (with auto start and with the External GPU passed through to it)


What I want:

  • Use the VM as a day-to-day PC
  • Shutdown my server nearly every day (it is in my bedroom and is annoying if working at night)
  • Upon power-on get to the VM (on my monitor) with minimum hassle (need to figure out how to do encrypted array auto-start with the passphrase feeding without compromising the purpose of encryption).


My problem:

  • Upon power-on Unraid "captures" the Graphics card where the monitor is connected... I can't force it to always stick to the iGPU and leave the External GPU for the Windows VM.


Workaround that works:

  • attach the monitor to iGPU
  • boot unraid (boot logs showing on the monitor) and start array
  • disconnect monitor from iGPU and connect to the external Graphics Card - it works (displays the VM welcome screen)


The workaround is a no-go for me... Please help me understanding what am I missing.




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If you can't fix it by changing some options in bios, what about buying a hdmi dummy plug and attaching it to the igpu?

If you have a second monitor, or you have a friend with a monitor, you can try to attach one to igpu and one to the gpu passed to the vm, if it will work, it will work with the dummy plug too.

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