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Re: [Xen-users] pci graphics in paravirtual domU

  • To: "Christian Horn" <chorn@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • From: "Henning Sprang" <henning_sprang@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 5 Feb 2007 13:05:42 +0100
  • Cc: Marduk <xen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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On 2/5/07, Christian Horn <chorn@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
What about a different approach like using dom0-card for everything?
Accessing the domU via vnc/x-protocoll would allow usual programms to
use, with the xen-gl forwarding from
http://www.cs.toronto.edu/~andreslc/xen-gl/ you could start 3d-stuff in
the domU and see it in dom0.

Yeah, it seems like this is the way to go. I saw the xen-gl stuff also
some time ago.  The only thing that's unclear is how stable is it, and
is it further developed. The page is lat updates in september.

Also, I thought, for example when using bug prone and non-verifiable
binary-only graphics drivers, it might be more secure to run them in a
domU. For other Hardware there is the conecpt of driver domains.

The XDMCP stuff works nice, only I don't find a way to run this in
full screen mode - this is easy with vnc, which in turn doesn't offer
a full x session login, and hs some color problems sometimes.


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