DESKTERM SCRIPT # put in ~/.autostart/deskterm #!/bin/bash xfce4-terminal --hide-borders --hide-toolbar --hide-menubar --title=deskterm --geometry=110x20+0+0 sleep 3 wmctrl -r deskterm -b add,below,sticky wmctrl -r deskterm -b add,skip_taskbar,skip_pager wmctrl -r deskterm -k off WHISKER MENU ON SUPER KEY sudo apt install xcape and add xcape -e 'Super_L=Control_L|Escape' to autostart. from TO CONTINUE USING AN OLD UBUNTU DISTRO sudo vi /etc/apt/sources.list and change "archive" to "old-releases" MAKE LIBVIRT-QEMU NOT SHOW IN USERLIST # to hide the system user "libvirt-qemu" from login screen # if running manually (not in laarger script), wrap in "sudo bash -c" sudo echo -e "[User]\nSystemAccount=true" > /var/lib/AccountsService/users/libvirt-qemu TO CHANGE THE DESKTOP ICON FOR SHOW DESKTOP sudo ln -s ~/.icons/user-desktop.png /usr/share/icons/elementary-xfce/places/48/user-desktop.png MAKE THE USB MOUNT WITH PERMS SO YOU CAN COPY+PASTE TO IT THRU GUI sudo chown caiser:caiser /media/caiser/97e0788e-3d9f-4262-a6d9-d06bc528615f # thereafter, it will keep these perms HADES CANYON GPU PASSTHROUGH WITH KVM i can't get the host to boot to the igpu instead of the vega --- theory: it's getting yoinked and maybe the machine doesn't like that? causing blackscreen? my /sys/bus rescan stuff doesn't help, but: even other dude said couldn't get vega to go back to host after the vms shut down rescannning didn't help him either solution: (?) sudo vi /etc/default/grub # to add nomodeset: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="nomodeset intel_iommu=on pcie_acs_override=downstream" update-grub # to rebuild the initrd or whatever boot to start the virtmachine boot to ??? lets try it if fails, can't look at manual ways to tell it to not use the vega but without disabling it to the extent that its not accessible by the VM!!! --- did try it it works for about a second boots to a command-line environment checked graphics with: sudo lshw -c video # note both displays UNCLAIMED *-display UNCLAIMED description: VGA compatible controller product: Polaris 22 [Radeon RX Vega M GL] vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0 version: c0 width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm pciexpress msi vga_controller bus_master cap_list configuration: latency=0 resources: memory:90000000-9fffffff memory:a0000000-a01fffff ioport:e000(size=256) memory:db500000-db53ffff memory:c0000-dffff *-display UNCLAIMED description: Display controller product: Intel Corporation vendor: Intel Corporation physical id: 2 bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0 version: 04 width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pciexpress msi pm cap_list configuration: latency=0 resources: iomemory:2f0-2ef iomemory:2f0-2ef memory:2ffe000000-2ffeffffff memory:2fa0000000-2fafffffff ioport:f000(size=64) vm starts and everything shows up in: virsh start ubuntu18.10 virsh list and a repeat check of the graphics displays shows the vega is no longer unclaimed but: top shows systemd-journal going out of control and eating all the cpu and then... the same blackscreen also tried booting to, then manually isolating (which doesn't autostart the graphics displays, weirdly -- both remained UNCLAIMED) same results likewise when I stuck to a pure command-line environment although that did briefly show an error: the end trace bit of a kernel panic (couldn't scroll up) and smth about "recoverable error, must reboot tho" systemd-journal puts logs in /var/log/journal but they are unreadable binaries??? perhaps the vm and the host are fighting over the gpu ???