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[Xen-users] What do you run in Dom0 (Xen3, 64bit) for graphics console?

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  • From: "Dimitry Golubovsky" <golubovsky@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2007 10:41:25 -0400
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What do xen3 users run in Dom0 for graphics output?

I am trying to find software configuration for completely X-less
(framebuffer only) Dom0 graphics console. I am trying to use DirectFB
1.0.0 with drectvnc. The latter seems to have some issues with 64bits
(which is forgiveable considering when it was last released) plus both
DirectFB and directvnc do not seem to be very unicode-aware (the
latter can definitely be fixed with some amount of programming which I
am about to be doing now).

I expect to use Xvnc (from TightVNC) in guest VMs (not sure about its
unicode capabilities but suspect that if correct keysyms are sent by
vnc viewer, it should have the same effect as correct xmodmap or xkb
with regular X server).

What other configurations are used? Has anybody tried an X server for
a framebuffer device (XFBDEV) in dom0 and xdm in domU? What is
XFBDEV's memory footprint, can it be run as non-root (if user is given
proper fb access groups like video), etc?


Dimitry Golubovsky

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