I’ve been long time Linux user, dual booting most the time, but now that we have Proton in steam, I decided to stop dual booting and just go with Linux as my work and home PC.
I have to say, 18 years ago I would have never imagine that Linux would get to be in such a awesome state for gaming.
I will soon be upgrading my 5 year old gaming PC, I’m waiting for Ryzen 4000 to come out so I can get get started. Actually I’ll be buying a new CPU keeping only my existing RX 5700xt.
I’m planning on setting up KVM with GPU passthrough in order to run the games I can’t on linux. however there some things I still don’t or don’t understand about this kind of setup, so I have some questions that hopefully you can answer for me so I can make a better purchase decision when upgrading my PC and also deciding if it’s even worth a try.
- Using GPU passtrough I’m guessing I will have to dedicate one monitor to the KVM machine? Unless I use something like Looking Glass
- Does HDR works using this kind of setup? (either with a monitor connected to the GPU given to the KVM or through Looking Glass)
- Do I need some sort of KVM switch in order to use a keyboard and mouse on the virtual machine? or is there a way to share the same keyboard and mouse between guest and host machines.
And just as a question to the community here, what’s been the biggest issues/hurdles you’ve had running this kind of setup.
Keep in mind that I’m only just planning my setup, so any advice about hardware and software is surely welcome.