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[Xen-users] X11 on PV

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Subject: [Xen-users] X11 on PV
From: "Dustin Henning" <Dustin.Henning@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2009 15:17:14 -0500
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        I am considering setting up an old machine with a few PV VMs one it.
I am thinking I will go with the latest CentOS.  I would like to run X11
with a custom resolution of 240x320 (or maybe even a little shorter) and
some minimal full-screen web browser on these VMs.  I would like connect
with them through VNC, or maybe even RDP if that's possible (VNC could run
on dom0 or the domUs, if RDP could be used, presumably that would have to be
on the domUs).  This machine is way too old to have VT, so HVM isn't an
option.  Moreover, I need to be minimal in memory usage, so I'm open to
suggestions on any smaller distro that works in PV.  Unfortunately, I just
don't have much time to tinker and test.  However, my main question is as
follows:  Can X11 be run on PV with no video card passed through, and if so,
does anyone have any suggestions or pointers regarding such a setup?  Once I
clear that hurdle, I will be more interested in things like automatic login
and a minimal web browser capable of full screen browsing.  For those who
are curious, this setup is intended to allow me to remote to a full-fledged
(albeit minimal) web browser via some old Windows-based Pocket PCs whose web
browsers aren't meeting my needs.  Any thoughts or suggestions appreciated.

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