Quote Originally Posted by bulletxt View Post
Wow.... these are such exotic argurments!! I love such things. Pass GPU directly to the VM is surely the final move to use Linux and run a windows vm for gaming!!
I'm just dreaming, but it really seems someone is actually "working" on it! Thanks
I'm using Xen for some time now with VGA passthrough to a Windows 7 VM. It works incredibly well!

Yes, it has been a pain to set up, mainly because of my stubborness to use unconfirmed hardware (a Nvidia Quadro 600 for the Windows guest system didn't work, my Quadro 2000 now works perfect) and because of making it work on a distro that hasn't yet seen a how-to on that.

The most important step before embarking on it is to check that the hardware meets the requirements. If it does, it's quite simple.

Here some links to start with:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1205216/g...irtual-machine - good tutorial with a long thread and a wealth of information.

http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=112013 - can't judge my own tutorial, but I hope it helps. It should work likewise (or very similar) under Ubuntu. There is some more info in posts following the tutorial, to tweak stuff.