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Enabling i915 for host?

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15 hours ago, McCloud said:

At quick glances, the quality appears to be the same

 

A longer glance will show that gpu transcoding is (so far) definately inferior to the software transcoder. This is especially noticable during fast scenes where things can get "blocky". 

 

For me, that's not a problem as transcoding is for remote and therefore streamability is paramount.

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I have a sandy bridge i3-2100 and /dev/dri is missing even after reboot with modprobe i915 added to the boot go file. Is my C204 Chipset blocking the iGPU from being detected? 

 

lspci output shows:

 

VGA compatible controller: Matrox Electronics Systems Ltd. MGA G200eW WPCM450 (VGA device on Supermicro server board)

 

Is it possible to force detection of the intel GPU?

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55 minutes ago, deagle said:

I have a sandy bridge i3-2100 and /dev/dri is missing even after reboot with modprobe i915 added to the boot go file. Is my C204 Chipset blocking the iGPU from being detected? 

 

lspci output shows:

 

VGA compatible controller: Matrox Electronics Systems Ltd. MGA G200eW WPCM450 (VGA device on Supermicro server board)

 

Is it possible to force detection of the intel GPU?

 

Yes sounds like the chipset is forcing the Matrox GPU on the mobo.

 

I'd suggest you dive into the BIOS and see if you can enable the CPU iGPU somehow.

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12 hours ago, deagle said:

I have a sandy bridge i3-2100 and /dev/dri is missing even after reboot with modprobe i915 added to the boot go file. Is my C204 Chipset blocking the iGPU from being detected? 

 

lspci output shows:

 

VGA compatible controller: Matrox Electronics Systems Ltd. MGA G200eW WPCM450 (VGA device on Supermicro server board)

 

Is it possible to force detection of the intel GPU?

What exact MB you have?

i recommend to look at MB manual - if i remember correctly, you can't use iGPU on some SM boards(server ones ?) and SM even recommends using CPU without iGPU.

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10 hours ago, uldise said:

What exact MB you have?

i recommend to look at MB manual - if i remember correctly, you can't use iGPU on some SM boards(server ones ?) and SM even recommends using CPU without iGPU.

I have the X9SCM with C204 chipset. Got it back when Microcenter were selling i3-2100s for $99 and they support ECC. Didn't consider quicksync at the time.

 

By the looks of it the chipset locks out the iGPU. I might look into a cheap Nvidia card instead.

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7 hours ago, deagle said:

I have the X9SCM with C204 chipset. Got it back when Microcenter were selling i3-2100s for $99 and they support ECC. Didn't consider quicksync at the time.

 

By the looks of it the chipset locks out the iGPU. I might look into a cheap Nvidia card instead.

 

You will not have driver support for that card in unraid.

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On 3/29/2017 at 2:07 AM, saarg said:

 

You will not have driver support for that card in unraid.

 

Didn't think about Nvidia drivers in Unraid... and my i3 doesn't support VT-d for VM passthrough. Looks like I'm stuck with software transcoding unless I change motherboards.

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Hi My config looks like this : 

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default /syslinux/menu.c32
menu title Lime Technology, Inc.
prompt 0
timeout 50
label unRAID OS
  menu default
  kernel /bzimage
  append modprobe.blacklist=i2c_i801,i2c_smbus initrd=/bzroot
label unRAID OS GUI Mode
  kernel /bzimage
  modprobe.blacklist=i2c_i801,i2c_smbu
  append initrd=/bzroot,/bzroot-gui
label unRAID OS Safe Mode (no plugins, no GUI)
  kernel /bzimage
  append initrd=/bzroot unraidsafemode
label Memtest86+
  kernel /memtest
 

Where must i put the modprobe i915 ?

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8 hours ago, jteeuw said:

Hi My config looks like this : 

Where must i put the modprobe i915 ?

 

On the previous page there is info on how to do it. 

Click here...

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Thanks for the info !!

I adjust the /flash/config/go file , and added the extra parameter config in the docker , is this good ?

Knipsel.PNG

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4 hours ago, jteeuw said:

Thanks for the info !!

I adjust the /flash/config/go file , and added the extra parameter config in the docker , is this good ?

Knipsel.PNG

 

It's not good at all. This is how you would add it in the extra parameters box, but you managed to add it in one of the fields for device pass through. 

Edit it and only use /dev/dri in both host and container field. 

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Can i check if hw acceleration is working in plex, cpu is still ~90

I got a I3-6100 with VGA compatible controller with HD Graphics 530
 

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9 hours ago, jteeuw said:

Can i check if hw acceleration is working in plex, cpu is still ~90

I got a I3-6100 with VGA compatible controller with HD Graphics 530
 

 

You should see in the what's playing section of the server if it's using hardware transcoding. If the cpu usage is the same as before, it's probably not working. 

Did you enable hardware acceleration in plex? 

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11 hours ago, saarg said:

 

You should see in the what's playing section of the server if it's using hardware transcoding. If the cpu usage is the same as before, it's probably not working. 

Did you enable hardware acceleration in plex? 

I do not have that  option in the  trancoder menu of plex server 

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33 minutes ago, jteeuw said:

I do not have that  option in the  trancoder menu of plex server 

 

Did you install the Plex version that have hardware acceleration support? You need Plex pass and you'll find the info on how to install the correct version on the Plex forum.

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2 hours ago, saarg said:

 

Did you install the Plex version that have hardware acceleration support? You need Plex pass and you'll find the info on how to install the correct version on the Plex forum.

Thanks saarg, found it and it working

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