[clug] QEMU with GPU passthrough, for a laptop?

Kim Holburn kim at holburn.net
Sun Jun 25 01:40:29 UTC 2023

I want to know this too.  Also what would be the best hardware to do it?

Would anyone who does this be interested in doing a talk on it?

On 2023/06/23 12:05 am, Tony Lewis via linux wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have a new laptop with a decent discrete Nvidia GPU, along with the integrated Intel one.  I'm keen to get the GPU to 
> passthrough to a Windows VM for possibly some Windows gaming without leaving Linux.  The laptop has a HDMI port.
> I'm stuck at the point where the guides tend to say, "now plug the external GPU into the monitor", because I don't know if the 
> HDMI is fixed for one or other of the GPUs, or if it can be switched between.
> Ideally I'd like the VM to be windowed (and then possibly maximised on a monitor), with GPU passthrough goodness, but I'm not sure 
> if that can be done.  Is it possible?
> Failing that, is it possible to dynamically tell / force which GPU is using the HDMI port?
> I am a long way away from understanding this.  I'm trying not to just copy/paste from StackOverflow, but pennies are slow to drop. 
> Kudos to the Arch wiki.  The information there is top notch and obviously well-curated.
> Thanks,
> Tony

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