@ wrote... (7 years, 11 months ago)

The Sandy Bridge reviews sure paint a nice picture for this new cpu. I'm currently leaning towards the i5-2400 or the i7-2600 if I'm feeling rich. The K series are unacceptable since they don't support VT-d.

However, unless the platform can do the following I won't be buying it.

I want to use a discreet video card and the on-chip video card simultaneously. I want to run my htpc in a virtual machine and “give” either of the cards to it via pci passthrough. By having the htpc own the card it should have great performance and if I break X on either the host or the htpc guest I just have to flip the input on my receiver and continue on my way.

Since I currently use kvm and not xen, kvm will need to be upgraded to support display pci passthrough. The guest will need to be full screen of course, Spice may be required.

So hopefully Fedora 15 will be able to handle all that.

Category: tech, Tags: hardware, linux
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@ wrote... (8 years, 3 months ago)

If you'd like to be able to easily see which one of your kvm guests is the cpu hog, make links from to qemu-kvm

cd /usr/local/bin
ln -s /usr/bin/qemu-kvm vm_magneto
virsh edit magneto
# change emulator to
<emulator>/usr/local/bin/vm_magneto</emulator>
virsh reload
virsh shutdown magneto
virsh start magneto
Category: tech, Tags: kvm, linux
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@ wrote... (8 years, 3 months ago)

I currently use a modded xbox running XBMC (xbox media center) and although I've loved it for many years it is starting to show its age. Its 10 year old cpu just can't decode an h264 encoded movie, plus I'd really like to be able to surf from the couch and view TED Talks and YouTube videos.

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@ wrote... (9 years ago)

Despite my previous [/tech/time-machine-on-a-network-drive post] on how to get Time Machine backing up to a network drive, this turned out to be flaky. So far using iSCSI has been bomb proof and without having to do anything arcane, it is likely a lot more reliable.

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@ wrote... (9 years, 1 month ago)

I thought I had posted this ages ago, but in case anybody needs to know how, here's how you setup a virtual kvm firewall. I'm using Smoothwall but any distro would work.

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Category: tech, Tags: kvm, linux
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@ wrote... (10 years, 10 months ago)

Some useful Linux commands.

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@ wrote... (11 years, 1 month ago)

If you're using JEdit but don't like the limited fonts don't blame jedit, blame java. Here's what to do.

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Category: tech, Tags: linux
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@ wrote... (11 years, 11 months ago)

Here's my xorg.conf that allows proper back/forward mouse buttons and twinview (two monitors with an nVidia card).

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@ wrote... (12 years, 8 months ago)

My xorg.conf let me down after my upgrade to FC5. I have a Logitech USB MX310 and this is how I got my back/forward buttons to work in Firefox.

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