PCI passthrough support for VGA devices in VirtualBox on FreeBSD

Miguel Clara miguelmclara at gmail.com
Wed Apr 23 19:05:29 UTC 2014

VirtualBox can... I'm assuming you mean the FreeBSD port can't.

In this case I would need a Windows Guest, but its a laptop and I still
wan't to use the OS.

I'm aware of the other options, and there's also KVM but I want the host to
be FreeBSD.

Xen could be an option, since its a laptop and I still want to use the host
os, maybe its the most suited!

I would go the bhyve path but has you said and very well only works for
Linux, not windows!

Anyway the main question is is if FreeBSD port of Vbox supports this, or if
there's any work done or planned for this.


On Wed, Apr 23, 2014 at 7:53 PM, Schaich Alonso
<alonsoschaich at fastmail.fm>wrote:

> On Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:34:30 +0000 (UTC)
> Miguel Clara <miguelmclara at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> > Looking to do the same...
> >
> > I have a laptop with dual graphics, Its one of those with Intel i7 CPU +
> > Integrated Graphics but also ships with a AMD dedicated card!
> >
> > I cannot use the AMD card successfully with KMS anyway, and I would
> prefer
> > to pass the card to a Winodows/Linux VM.
> >
> > Is there any work on this in FreeBSD's Vbox port?
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> >
> VirtualBox can't do that.
> If you need only GNU/Linux VMs you can use bhyve with PCI Forwarding ( see
> https://wiki.freebsd.org/bhyve/pci_passthru ). Otherwise, I think you'll
> have
> to resort to Xen or VMWare ESXi (or eventually Microsoft's VirtualPC).
> Alonso

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