[SOLVED] "Guest has not initialized the display (yet)" when adding PCIe GPU

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I try to passthrough a AMD RX580 GPU to a VM, which boots fine without the GPU. With the GPU added as an "all function" PCIe device I only get the Guest has not initialized the display (yet) message in the console.

CPU: AMD Ryzen 3950X, Mainboard: Gigabyte Aorus Ultra, Virtualisation-related things (virtualisation, IOMMU, ARI, ACS) are turned on in the BIOS.

My VM config is the following:
Code:
agent: 1
balloon: 8192
bios: ovmf
bootdisk: scsi0
cores: 12
cpu: host
efidisk0: VMstorage:vm-102-disk-1,size=1M
hostpci0: 0a:00,pcie=1
ide2: local:iso/ubuntu-20.04-desktop-amd64.iso,media=cdrom
machine: q35
memory: 60000
name: Ubuntu
net0: virtio=B2:5E:C6:CA:A0:A5,bridge=vmbr0,firewall=1
numa: 1
ostype: l26
scsi0: VMstorage:vm-102-disk-0,cache=writeback,discard=on,size=32G,ssd=1
scsihw: virtio-scsi-pci
shares: 5000
smbios1: uuid=bd85f4fe-370e-4299-9ce2-a39f2f997fe9
sockets: 1
vmgenid: fdfa3441-a8f0-48f5-8063-2d633183ffa4

The syslog is the following (only booting up this VM):
Code:
Apr 24 16:18:00 pvehost systemd[1]: Starting Proxmox VE replication runner...
Apr 24 16:18:00 pvehost systemd[1]: pvesr.service: Succeeded.
Apr 24 16:18:00 pvehost systemd[1]: Started Proxmox VE replication runner.
Apr 24 16:18:27 pvehost pvedaemon[5286]: start VM 102: UPID:pvehost:000014A6:00012328:5EA2F533:qmstart:102:root@pam:
Apr 24 16:18:27 pvehost pvedaemon[1520]: <root@pam> starting task UPID:pvehost:000014A6:00012328:5EA2F533:qmstart:102:root@pam:
Apr 24 16:18:27 pvehost kernel: pcieport 0000:00:03.1: AER: Uncorrected (Non-Fatal) error received: 0000:00:03.1
Apr 24 16:18:27 pvehost kernel: pcieport 0000:00:03.1: AER: PCIe Bus Error: severity=Uncorrected (Non-Fatal), type=Transaction Layer, (Requester ID)
Apr 24 16:18:27 pvehost kernel: pcieport 0000:00:03.1: AER:   device [1022:1483] error status/mask=00100000/04400000
Apr 24 16:18:27 pvehost kernel: pcieport 0000:00:03.1: AER:    [20] UnsupReq               (First)
Apr 24 16:18:27 pvehost kernel: pcieport 0000:00:03.1: AER:   TLP Header: 34000000 0a000010 00000000 80008000
Apr 24 16:18:27 pvehost kernel: pcieport 0000:00:03.1: AER: Device recovery successful
Apr 24 16:18:27 pvehost systemd[1]: Started 102.scope.
Apr 24 16:18:27 pvehost systemd-udevd[5290]: Using default interface naming scheme 'v240'.
Apr 24 16:18:27 pvehost systemd-udevd[5290]: link_config: autonegotiation is unset or enabled, the speed and duplex are not writable.
Apr 24 16:18:27 pvehost systemd-udevd[5290]: Could not generate persistent MAC address for tap102i0: No such file or directory
Apr 24 16:18:27 pvehost kernel: device tap102i0 entered promiscuous mode
Apr 24 16:18:27 pvehost systemd-udevd[5290]: link_config: autonegotiation is unset or enabled, the speed and duplex are not writable.
Apr 24 16:18:27 pvehost systemd-udevd[5290]: Could not generate persistent MAC address for fwbr102i0: No such file or directory
Apr 24 16:18:27 pvehost systemd-udevd[5289]: link_config: autonegotiation is unset or enabled, the speed and duplex are not writable.
Apr 24 16:18:27 pvehost systemd-udevd[5296]: link_config: autonegotiation is unset or enabled, the speed and duplex are not writable.
Apr 24 16:18:27 pvehost systemd-udevd[5289]: Using default interface naming scheme 'v240'.
Apr 24 16:18:27 pvehost systemd-udevd[5296]: Using default interface naming scheme 'v240'.
Apr 24 16:18:27 pvehost systemd-udevd[5296]: Could not generate persistent MAC address for fwln102i0: No such file or directory
Apr 24 16:18:27 pvehost systemd-udevd[5289]: Could not generate persistent MAC address for fwpr102p0: No such file or directory
Apr 24 16:18:27 pvehost kernel: fwbr102i0: port 1(fwln102i0) entered blocking state
Apr 24 16:18:27 pvehost kernel: fwbr102i0: port 1(fwln102i0) entered disabled state
Apr 24 16:18:27 pvehost kernel: device fwln102i0 entered promiscuous mode
Apr 24 16:18:27 pvehost kernel: fwbr102i0: port 1(fwln102i0) entered blocking state
Apr 24 16:18:27 pvehost kernel: fwbr102i0: port 1(fwln102i0) entered forwarding state
Apr 24 16:18:27 pvehost kernel: vmbr0: port 2(fwpr102p0) entered blocking state
Apr 24 16:18:27 pvehost kernel: vmbr0: port 2(fwpr102p0) entered disabled state
Apr 24 16:18:27 pvehost kernel: device fwpr102p0 entered promiscuous mode
Apr 24 16:18:27 pvehost kernel: vmbr0: port 2(fwpr102p0) entered blocking state
Apr 24 16:18:27 pvehost kernel: vmbr0: port 2(fwpr102p0) entered forwarding state
Apr 24 16:18:27 pvehost kernel: fwbr102i0: port 2(tap102i0) entered blocking state
Apr 24 16:18:27 pvehost kernel: fwbr102i0: port 2(tap102i0) entered disabled state
Apr 24 16:18:27 pvehost kernel: fwbr102i0: port 2(tap102i0) entered blocking state
Apr 24 16:18:27 pvehost kernel: fwbr102i0: port 2(tap102i0) entered forwarding state
Apr 24 16:18:33 pvehost kernel: vfio-pci 0000:0a:00.0: vfio_ecap_init: hiding ecap 0x19@0x270
Apr 24 16:18:33 pvehost kernel: vfio-pci 0000:0a:00.0: vfio_ecap_init: hiding ecap 0x1b@0x2d0
Apr 24 16:18:33 pvehost kernel: vfio-pci 0000:0a:00.0: vfio_ecap_init: hiding ecap 0x1e@0x370
Apr 24 16:18:34 pvehost kernel: pcieport 0000:00:03.1: AER: Uncorrected (Non-Fatal) error received: 0000:00:03.1
Apr 24 16:18:34 pvehost kernel: pcieport 0000:00:03.1: AER: PCIe Bus Error: severity=Uncorrected (Non-Fatal), type=Transaction Layer, (Requester ID)
Apr 24 16:18:34 pvehost kernel: pcieport 0000:00:03.1: AER:   device [1022:1483] error status/mask=00100000/04400000
Apr 24 16:18:34 pvehost kernel: pcieport 0000:00:03.1: AER:    [20] UnsupReq               (First)
Apr 24 16:18:34 pvehost kernel: pcieport 0000:00:03.1: AER:   TLP Header: 34000000 0a000010 00000000 80008000
Apr 24 16:18:34 pvehost kernel: pcieport 0000:00:03.1: AER: Device recovery successful
Apr 24 16:18:34 pvehost pvedaemon[1520]: <root@pam> end task UPID:pvehost:000014A6:00012328:5EA2F533:qmstart:102:root@pam: OK
Apr 24 16:19:00 pvehost systemd[1]: Starting Proxmox VE replication runner...
Apr 24 16:19:00 pvehost systemd[1]: pvesr.service: Succeeded.
Apr 24 16:19:00 pvehost systemd[1]: Started Proxmox VE replication runner.
Apr 24 16:20:00 pvehost systemd[1]: Starting Proxmox VE replication runner...
Apr 24 16:20:00 pvehost systemd[1]: pvesr.service: Succeeded.
Apr 24 16:20:00 pvehost systemd[1]: Started Proxmox VE replication runner.
Apr 24 16:21:00 pvehost systemd[1]: Starting Proxmox VE replication runner...
Apr 24 16:21:00 pvehost systemd[1]: pvesr.service: Succeeded.
Apr 24 16:21:00 pvehost systemd[1]: Started Proxmox VE replication runner.
Apr 24 16:21:05 pvehost systemd[1]: Starting Cleanup of Temporary Directories...
Apr 24 16:21:05 pvehost systemd[1]: systemd-tmpfiles-clean.service: Succeeded.
Apr 24 16:21:05 pvehost systemd[1]: Started Cleanup of Temporary Directories.
Apr 24 16:21:37 pvehost pvedaemon[1520]: <root@pam> successful auth for user 'root@pam'
Apr 24 16:22:00 pvehost systemd[1]: Starting Proxmox VE replication runner...
Apr 24 16:22:00 pvehost systemd[1]: pvesr.service: Succeeded.
Apr 24 16:22:00 pvehost systemd[1]: Started Proxmox VE replication runner.
Apr 24 16:23:00 pvehost systemd[1]: Starting Proxmox VE replication runner...
Apr 24 16:23:00 pvehost systemd[1]: pvesr.service: Succeeded.
Apr 24 16:23:00 pvehost systemd[1]: Started Proxmox VE replication runner.
Apr 24 16:23:02 pvehost pvedaemon[6094]: starting vnc proxy UPID:pvehost:000017CE:00018E7A:5EA2F646:vncproxy:102:root@pam:
Apr 24 16:23:02 pvehost pvedaemon[1520]: <root@pam> starting task UPID:pvehost:000017CE:00018E7A:5EA2F646:vncproxy:102:root@pam:
Apr 24 16:23:05 pvehost pvedaemon[1520]: <root@pam> end task UPID:pvehost:000017CE:00018E7A:5EA2F646:vncproxy:102:root@pam: OK
Server View

proxmox is up-to-date and I have kernel 5.4 installed already.
Code:
proxmox-ve: 6.1-2 (running kernel: 5.4.27-1-pve)
pve-manager: 6.1-8 (running version: 6.1-8/806edfe1)
pve-kernel-5.4: 6.1-8
pve-kernel-helper: 6.1-8
pve-kernel-5.3: 6.1-6
pve-kernel-5.4.27-1-pve: 5.4.27-1
pve-kernel-5.3.18-3-pve: 5.3.18-3
pve-kernel-5.3.18-2-pve: 5.3.18-2
ceph-fuse: 12.2.11+dfsg1-2.1+b1
corosync: 3.0.3-pve1
criu: 3.11-3
glusterfs-client: 5.5-3
ifupdown: 0.8.35+pve1
ksm-control-daemon: 1.3-1
libjs-extjs: 6.0.1-10
libknet1: 1.15-pve1
libpve-access-control: 6.0-6
libpve-apiclient-perl: 3.0-3
libpve-common-perl: 6.0-17
libpve-guest-common-perl: 3.0-5
libpve-http-server-perl: 3.0-5
libpve-storage-perl: 6.1-5
libqb0: 1.0.5-1
libspice-server1: 0.14.2-4~pve6+1
lvm2: 2.03.02-pve4
lxc-pve: 3.2.1-1
lxcfs: 4.0.1-pve1
novnc-pve: 1.1.0-1
proxmox-mini-journalreader: 1.1-1
proxmox-widget-toolkit: 2.1-3
pve-cluster: 6.1-4
pve-container: 3.0-23
pve-docs: 6.1-6
pve-edk2-firmware: 2.20200229-1
pve-firewall: 4.0-10
pve-firmware: 3.0-7
pve-ha-manager: 3.0-9
pve-i18n: 2.0-4
pve-qemu-kvm: 4.1.1-4
pve-xtermjs: 4.3.0-1
qemu-server: 6.1-7
smartmontools: 7.1-pve2
spiceterm: 3.1-1
vncterm: 1.6-1
zfsutils-linux: 0.8.3-pve1

In GRUB I have the following line: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="net.ifnames=0 biosdevname=0 quiet amd_iommu=on iommu=pt"

I get the same "Guest has not ..." message with a VM running Arch Linux and a very similar config.

Is there a solution for this issue, to successfully pass-through a GPU in this case? What do I need to tweak?

Thank you very much in advance!
 

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In the host BIOS I disabled ARI, ACS, and AER. Now I am able to pass-through the AMD GPU to the Ubuntu 20.04 VM. At first, I got no graphical output from the VM. But, the GPU was listed under lspci. I had to reboot the host. Now I get graphical output from the passed-through GPU.
But now, I can't login in Ubuntu. I type in my password and hit enter. Then the screen goes black and I am back at the login screen.

edit: if I choose "Ubuntu on Wayland" login is successfull.

edit2: Every time I shutdown the VM, I have to restart the host as well to have the passthrough working again.

edit3: qm set ID -args '-machine type=q35,kernel_irqchip=on' allows me to sometimes successfully reboot the VM, from within the VM, but never from the host.
 
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Some issues remain (cannot shut down VM and restart it later from proxmox GUI, but restart within VM works), besides that, passthrough of my RX580 seems to work.

I used the following guides: [1], [2], [3], [4]

In addition to that I had to:
  • disable AER (and therefore also ACS) in BIOS
  • GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="net.ifnames=0 biosdevname=0 quiet amd_iommu=on iommu=pt"
    • without video=efifb:off it works as well, but it takes Ubuntu about 10 seconds to display the icons in the "favourite applications-bar" on the left side (happens also with video=efifb:off)
  • blacklist amdgpu driver (not radeon as mentioned in above guides)
Code:
agent: 1
args: -machine type=q35
audio0: device=ich9-intel-hda,driver=spice
balloon: 8192
bios: ovmf
bootdisk: scsi0
cores: 12
cpu: host
efidisk0: VMstorage:vm-102-disk-1,size=1M
hostpci0: 0a:00,pcie=1
machine: q35
memory: 60000
name: Ubuntu
net0: virtio=B2:5E:C6:CA:A0:A5,bridge=vmbr0,firewall=1
numa: 1
ostype: l26
scsi0: VMstorage:vm-102-disk-0,cache=writeback,discard=on,size=32G,ssd=1
scsihw: virtio-scsi-pci
shares: 5000
smbios1: uuid=bd85f4fe-370e-4299-9ce2-a39f2f997fe9
sockets: 1
usb0: host=046d:c52b,usb3=1
usb1: host=1af3:0001,usb3=1
usb2: host=04d9:0169,usb3=1
usb3: host=046d:0819,usb3=1
usb4: host=048d:8297,usb3=1
vga: none
vmgenid: fdfa3441-a8f0-48f5-8063-2d633183ffa4

Maybe it is of use to anyone in the future with a similar issue... :)
 
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