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Re: [Xen-users] use PCI VGA card on domU, and questions about USB


Who told you this shit? Here there is: ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 ATI 880G/SB850

Strangely, I had good experience with Asus and Gigabyte and bad experience with Intel (two mobos that didn't handle the 4th GB memory hole) and HP (nx6325, their BIOS does handle 4GB, even though they advertise it too).

Anyways, I guess you should look harder:

I see they have a pretty new BIOS here:

Have you upgraded it?

Good luck!

PS: I am more and more worried of what it is happening today. Nobody wants to fix any issue, even if it's their issue, even they are system administrators, even if they are paid to handle those issues. They just fill in bug reports or ask mailing lists for support. _SEARCH THE FUCKING WEB_! The solution to your troubles is right there waiting for you! So, Pierre, don't get frustrated - you are not the only one!

On 30.06.2010 15:38, DEMAINE Benoit-Pierre wrote:
On 30/06/10 07:02, Ady Deac wrote:

All the AMD CPUs (I guess except for the lower end Semprons, but I
guess those also apply) from the last (at least 4-5 years) have
virtualization caps. It is shown as "svm" in the CPU flags:

Offcourse, the BIOS must support it too. And I guess you need to
either buy another mobo (see Gigabyte or Asus), or hammer your mobo
producer to release a BIOS to support it. What is your mobo anyways?
That's what I forgot to tell about (had so many bugs to fix and report
yesterday, my mind went wrong).


I can not change it, because it's the only one I can use for my needs
(ATX not micro, AM3, integrated VGA, two large PCI-E ports = only one

My BIOS says nothing. I tried to start xen with all required options,
and, after boot, it says options I Asked are disabled (i was following
the URL I was given earlier): PCI pass throught is not supported.

I am tired fighting with manifacturers. I'll just shutup.

I'm pretty sure you DO NOT want to have a Gigabyte or Asus board if
you are trying to do PCI Passthrough.
I am pretty sure you do not want any other manif if you want your MB to
last 5 to 8 years, and not look at your capacitors burn out in less than
a year (or many alternative low level issue).

I have personal experience with ASUS and trying to get them to fix a
problem with their BIOS is nearly impossible even when you have
Windows and they will talk to you
I know. That's why I will shut up.

It does not work. Full stop.

I think only Apple is taking care of features *AND* long term stability.

Any way, the problem is not Gygabyte, Asus, AMD, Intel, Microsoft or
Apple; the root problems are:
- x86
- modern worldwide consumer mentality (buy, use, throught away).

99% people don't care when what they buy do not do what they paid for.

Deac Mihai-Adrian

W: www.mikesoftware.com
P: +40-745-256.364, +40-723-85.44.44
F: +40-264-566.033

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