[mythtv-users] VMWare on the backend. Viable solution?
kenni at kelu.dk
Wed Jan 13 16:43:34 UTC 2010
2010/1/13 Martin Ravell <martin.ravell at rave-tech.com.au>:
> General consensust is that in order to use my PVR-350 I’d need to use PCI
> Support for PCI Passthrough is via a capability known as DV-t (at least on
> Intel based systems). The boards that I have been looking at (Gigabyte) do
> not seem to have this enabled. I have sent an inquiry off to Gigabyte to
> confirm this and will post any response back to this list.
I've just changed my motherboard in my "old" Core 2 based system to a
Gigabyte motherboard. The new motherboard is a Gigabyte EQ45M-S2 with
Intel Q45 (VT-D capable) chipset. It doesn't say anything about VT-D
anywhere, but if you click Ctrl+F1 in the BIOS, some advanced settings
will get activated, including VT-D :-D I've tested it yesterday with a
PVR-500 card and passthrough worked perfectly!
So if your Gigabyte motherboard uses a VT-D capable chipset, there'll
be a good chance that you can activate it with Ctrl+F1 in the BIOS.
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