To get my NVidia GT710 to passthrough to a Windows VM in UNRAID I had to tweak my boot options. I needed to add “video=efifb:off” to the UNRAID OS boot config. Now the GPU passes through no problems.
Month: March 2021
UNRAID – What do I use it for!? Neo4J Network visualisation.
Quick video on what I use my UNRAID server for. I introduce using the UNRAID to serve the Neo4J database that runs some network visualisation for the website Algorithmic Indexing. Neo4J network visualisations form an important part of my academic research.
UNRAID Almost Finished! Just need loads of HDDs.
UNRAID System Build with the ZX-DU99D4 V1.11 motherboard, 64GB of ram, and two Xeon E5-2650LV3 CPUs
UNRAID build log! Building my new UNRAID server with Chinese X99 dual CPU motherboard from eBay, its the ZX-DU99D4 V1.11. Two Xeon E5-2650LV3 and 64GB of Ram (both used of eBay). This will be a great base system for playing with VMs and dockers etc in UNRAID, as well as running backups.
I settled on using two CoolerMaster 92mm Hyper H412R Compact Intel/AMD CPU Coolers. Which fit fine if you off set the fans a little.
Homemade DAS – Part1
I am building a direct attached storage (DAS) case that I will attach to my workstation using an external SAS card. External RAID DAS cases for SAS drives are not cheap so homemade it is! So far I have been assembling the parts, I have the drives, case, and lots of wires. I will do a more in depth video of the whole process later. You could use this as part of a NAS if you wanted.
Using Unraid for rsync (backintime) backup and External Drive Replacement
UNRAID Update 2 – ZX-DU99D4 V1.11 X99 Motherboard Dual Xeon E5-2650LV3 with 64GB of Ram
I have the base components of my new UNRAID server. I got a Chinese X99 dual CPU motherboard off eBay, it’s the ZX-DU99D4 V1.11. Which I will be running two Xeon E5-2650LV3 with 64GB of Ram (both used of eBay). This will be a great base system for playing with VMs and dockers etc in UNRAID using the ZX-DU99D4, as well as running backups.
Lightworks and Opensuse Leap 15.2
Quick post on how to get Lightworks running on Opensuse Leap 15.2 as I ran into a few problems. I discovered that Opensuse Leap 15.2 is not officially supported by lightworks however it was relatively simple to get it working. The error I was getting was because the glibc version installed by Opensuse is too old. I think it is something like version 2.26 and lightworks needs version 2.29 or above. Why the version in opensuse is so old I do not know, we are on version 2.33 I think.
So what I did was download the rpm of version 2.33 from here, and extract it as an archive. I then found the required library that lightworks needed, “libm.so.6” which is a simlink to “libm-2.33.so”.
All that was then required was to copy both of those files into “/usr/lib/lightworks/” as that is one of the first places that lightworks looks for libraries. This seems to have solved the problem. I did not install all of glibc 2.33 as I think this would have caused problems elsewhere, and it seems that this is the only missing library that lightworks needed.
I haven’t had any problems since.