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Re: [Xen-users] Using xen in multihead distributed setup

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Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Using xen in multihead distributed setup
From: "John Preston" <byhisdeeds@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2008 11:49:41 -0500
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You can use X in dom0 as a server for the domUs.

Just setup X servers with XDMCP in dom0 on the virtual consoles
of your choice. You can have them pinned down to certain domUs
or have the XDMCP client broadcast/multicast for the active
domUs to service.

You could even have particular domUs bring up SDL on a particular
X display in recent Xen implementations through a config option
(is it display?).
I'm trying to implement a cheap wall display. So using some example numbers, a box with 4 video cards and 4 instances of linux running within xen, with each being bound to a particular card. Then I have another machine or instance which uses XDMX an X proxy, which manages the 4 displays as one.

So it sounds like I can run my individual X instances all under xen instead of having to buy individual boxes. Right?

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