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Re: [Xen-users] XCP graphical display on VM

rhino64@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
Hi All,
      I plan to use Xen (most probably XCP) to virtualize
two servers: one running OpenBSD, the other running FreeBSD.

These both servers will be running more or less headless (at least
without any graphical environment). I would want
to add a third server (most probably a Debian Squeeze or Freebsd)
to have a desktop (light, probably IceWM or XFCE).

The physical machine will have VTx but not VTd.

Is a such solution possible with Xen ? I don't understand
exactly if it is possible to have one DOMu with the control of
a VGA display (1600x1050 by 16 or 24 colors) or if the control
of VGA display is reserved to the DOM0.

The obvious approach is to run an x-server in Dom0, at which point, with proper configuration, any of the DomUs can put windows onto the display.

You might also try the following:
- log into Dom0 from your console (presumably the VGA display)
- use "xm console" to log into a DomU
- startx and see if your desktop environment comes up (I expect you'll get some informative error messages about device mappings, that might lead you to a configuration that works) Please report back - my servers are all headless, or I'd try this myself. You've got me curious.

Miles Fidelman

In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.
In practice, there is.   .... Yogi Berra

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