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RE: [Xen-devel] good progress on pci vga passthrough in xen-3.4-rc1

To: 'Keir Fraser' <keir.fraser@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Stefano Stabellini <Stefano.Stabellini@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: [Xen-devel] good progress on pci vga passthrough in xen-3.4-rc1
From: Tim Moore <timothy.moore@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2009 10:41:13 +0100
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Thread-topic: [Xen-devel] good progress on pci vga passthrough in xen-3.4-rc1

I have an nvidia nv4 (8800 GTS) and 9500 GT and they do not work under XCI (as 
primary or secondary cards) and the same problem under xen-rc1. I have also 
tried ATI cards to no avail.

Will it be possible to get a list of bios + vendors /drivers that have been 
tested / compatible? I will even offer to maintain the Wiki with such 


-----Original Message-----
From: Keir Fraser [mailto:keir.fraser@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: 15 April 2009 10:26
To: Tim Moore; Stefano Stabellini
Cc: xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; 'Bryan York'
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] good progress on pci vga passthrough in xen-3.4-rc1

On 15/04/2009 10:20, "Tim Moore" <timothy.moore@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Thanks for your reply. This is the first time that I have been provided with
> some pointers where to look.. like I said in previous emails, I can work on
> this but I didn't write Xen or any of these workarounds!
> I also posted the [attached] question about XCI - no one answers :(

Are there more than three main gfx vendors? ;-)

The passthru has been got working on at least one example of each of ATI,
nVidia and Intel integrated gfx. That doesn't necessarily mean it will work
for your chip, with your BIOS. Getting it working can on some systems be
quite a pain in the arse, even if a developer has local access to the

 -- Keir

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