[qubes-users] Re: Gaming on Qubes OS?

2017-01-05 Thread raahelps
On Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 7:12:09 PM UTC-5, stevenwi...@gmail.com wrote:
> Im more talking about a Windows VM here. Is it enough to pass through a GPU 
> in the devices tab of the settings or is there anything else that should be 
> done?
> 
> And how would it be performance-wise overall?
> 
> Especially with Windows 8+ cause theres no official Qubes Tools Support there.

I've had no success passing through a pci device to a windows hvm.  But it give 
it a shot and try.

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[qubes-users] Re: Gaming on Qubes OS?

2017-01-05 Thread stevenwinderlich
Im more talking about a Windows VM here. Is it enough to pass through a GPU in 
the devices tab of the settings or is there anything else that should be done?

And how would it be performance-wise overall?

Especially with Windows 8+ cause theres no official Qubes Tools Support there.

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[qubes-users] Re: Gaming on Qubes OS?

2017-01-05 Thread raahelps
On Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 5:44:30 PM UTC-5, stevenwi...@gmail.com wrote:
> Is it actually possible to game on Linux like on Windows 7 and up or is there 
> any special requirement neccessary for this?
> 
> And would passing through a GPU via devices tab in VM settings actually be 
> enough?

yes it is possible to game on linux.  I game on steam on a barebones debian 
system. cs:go and dota2 are some supported games. Some games are playable with 
play onlinux scripts using wine.But in Qubes-os vms do not have 3d graphics 
rendering,  so you can't really game in qubes.  It might be possible to 
pasthrough your gpu to a vm,  but this is not officially supported and not too 
many people have been sucessful.

On another note and imo,  playing online games defeats any security you have 
every time.  There is no such thing as security on your machine if gaming 
online.  Especially when your gpu gets infected.  Gaming online is where most 
cyber criminals get started.   They are the most hacked networks.  It is where 
Edward Snowden learned to hack people,  Sabu,  Kim Dotcom was notorious in q2. 
Online gaming communities,  where only hackers are left playing, are as 
dangerous as irc or the dark web.  They don't just want to ragequite you ddos 
the game offline and steal your credit cards,  they want to destroy your 
hardware.  Especially if you are not one of them (Russian)

Some argue if you have a separate gpu that is isolated from dom0 and only loads 
in a vm then maybe this would be safe.  But I still have my doubts.

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[qubes-users] Re: Gaming on Qubes OS?

2017-01-05 Thread Drew White
On Friday, 6 January 2017 09:44:30 UTC+11, stevenwi...@gmail.com  wrote:
> Is it actually possible to game on Linux like on Windows 7 and up or is there 
> any special requirement neccessary for this?
> 
> And would passing through a GPU via devices tab in VM settings actually be 
> enough?

All depends on what game you are referring to, and what it requires processor 
and RAM wise, and the speed it requires to pass information through.

I game on Linux using Steam.

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