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Re: [Fedora-xen] recompile for using sdl and vnc



"mathieu rohon" <nooroon gmail com> writes:

> Hello,
>
> I'm using fedora 7 with xen 3.1 from binaries rpm.
> I try to use the sdl display, but when i configure my VM with
>
> *<graphics type='sdl'/>
> *
> no window pops up.
> Thanks to goolgle, I've found someone how got the same issue, and it
> seems that qemu-dm was not compile whith sdl support.
> What is the best way to recompile qemu-dm whith sdl support?
>
> In fact, I'd like to have sdl for local display of my VM, and vnc for
> remote access to it.
> What configuration should I use to do so?
>
> Thanks

Support for the SDL display in libvirt is incomplete[*].  You'd have
to bypass libvirt to use it.

Are you sure you really need SDL?  It has a serious usability problem:
if you close its window, the PV framebuffer backend terminates, and
you have to reboot the guest to get another one[**].  Why can't you
stick to VNC?  It works fine locally.

Sorry, I can't answer you question on qemu-dm.


[*] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=240233

[**] Actually, you can restart the backend by hand, if you know what
you're doing.  Cheesy hacks in the backend make this work.


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