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[Xen-users] Solution for running X Gnome in DomU

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Subject: [Xen-users] Solution for running X Gnome in DomU
From: "AMIT KUMAR" <amitkpce@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 5 Dec 2005 17:18:39 -0000
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          DomUs or non zero domains do not have access to graphics devices, since unlike the disks and network devices which are virtualised, only Dom0  has direct access to  display hardware.
As such an X-Server can only be run in domain 0.
However Programs like Virtual Network Computing(VNC)  can solve this problem.
So follow the following steps:
Step 1 : Download Real Vnc from http://www.realvnc.com, if vncserver,vncpasswd,vncviewer,vncconfig are not installed in dom0 and domU.

DomUs                                Dom0

Set a passwd
  Start the vncserver
          vncserver &
step 4:
    Make a note of the display no.
that vncserver is using

      e.g LinuxGuestOS:1                  step:5 Start the vncviewer
                                          vncviewer  LinuxGuestOS:1

                                          step:6 Enter the passwd

Once the window manager is displayed an X-terminal will be provided.
It can be invoked by  in domU

          cd /etc/X11/xinit

Thanks and Regards
Amit Kumar

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