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Re: [Fedora-xen] Xorg on JF 2.6.31-rc8 with xen 3.5 unstable

On Fri, Sep 04, 2009 at 04:26:32PM +0200, Mark Schloesser wrote:
> Hey guys,
> I sadly had no luck fixing my X problem. The system seems to run fine
> and as the subject says I moved from 3.4.1-3 to xen-unstable. As I am
> already doing fairly bleeding-edge stuff here I thought this would
> probably make most sense.
> As I only have an nvs290 gfx card available right now I can't check if
> this is the problem. But I'll try to get my hands on some other cards
> for next week.
> Today I read through a lot of mailing list archives and PDFs trying to
> dig deeper into the IOMMU/PCI passthrough stuff and I want to give the
> graphics passthrough situation a shot myself. Sadly it is very confusing
> to read about the different setups and hardware environments with both
> positive and negative results. Also the patchsets and versions everybody
> is talking about do not make it any easier :)

VGA/GFX passthrough is very much under development atm, it's very new stuff.

> My current questions would be:
> - is the combination of JF git kernel with xen-unstable the right way to
> go for this setup? Or should I perhaps use older xen version and apply
> some patchset? I think some of those patches were applied in
> xen-unstable already but I am not quite sure...

Some people are using http://xenbits.xen.org/linux-2.6.18-xen.hg as dom0 kernel.

That's the old xenlinux kernel, the default dom0 kernel for Xen 3.4.x
and earlier versions.

> - does anyone have hints or clarification regarding the Xorg problem on
> dom0? As I said there are no eye-catching log entries or errors except
> the Xorg backtrace at the end of the log file (posted to list before).
> This happens regardless of which driver I enable (vesa/nv/nouveau). The
> nvidia binary driver compiles without problems and seems to come up but
> only gives me a black screen and also locks the vtys.

Did you use the binary/proprietary nvidia driver, of the the opensource

I think you'll have more luck with the opensource driver.

-- Pasi

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