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Re: [Xen-users] Connect to Xen console

On Fri, 2008-11-14 at 10:05 +0100, Guillaume wrote:
> hi,
> I'm new on this list and i need help from experienced users to give
> andswer for some questions.
> I sen up a dom0 (debian) and would like it to be very minimalist, just
> xen tools, some gnu utils and other usefull utilities. This dom0 will
> be used to virtualize many hvm OS like windows and some other *nix
> paravirtualized. Till there are no problem to view/connect to console
> of paravirt OSes, I have some problem  to view console of hvm guests.
> I was able to connect only to these guest with vnc. If I use `xm
> console <domID>`it's only diplay "connected to <domID> console" (or
> something like that), but no "graphics".
> I don't know if it's possible, but is there a way to display the guest
> console, directly on dom0 console by using `xm console <domID>`
> WITHOUT installing X on dom0.
Short answer - No.  But you do not need to install X on Dom0 to use the
built in Xen vnc server to connect to DomU consoles remotely. 

> Maybe problem come from my config file. I try some tricks with
> sdl=0/1, stdvga=1 etc.... But nothing seem to works execpt using VNC.
> Thanks for your help.
> -----------------------
> kernel = "/usr/lib/xen-3.0.3-1/boot/hvmloader"
> builder='hvm'
> memory = 128
> shadow_memory = 8
> name = "winXP"
> vif = [ 'type=ioemu, bridge=xenbr1' ]
> disk = [ 'phy:/dev/sda5,ioemu:hda,w', 'phy:/dev/cdrom,hdc:cdrom,r' ]
> boot="dac"
> # enable SDL library for graphics, default = 0
> sdl=1
> # enable VNC library for graphics, default = 1
> vnc=1
> vnclisten=""
> #vncconsole=1
> stdvga=0
> serial='pty'

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