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Re: [virt-tools-list] How to have different vm consoles on different X screens?



Hey,

On Mon, May 27, 2013 at 11:14:54PM -0500, hcoin wrote:
> Hi all!  Great effort!  
> 
>    
> 
> I'm not using Xinerama because it blocks the use of graphics board hardware
> acceleration.   But I do have three X screens ($DISPLAY :0.0, :0.1 and
> :0.2).  My objective is to use one for one vm, and a different one for
> another.   Seems reasonable, if I had xinerama enabled I'd just drag the
> window but then all the benefit from spice offloading the graphics to the
> client would be lost as the client wouldn't be able to use the graphics board
> the screen was being painted on.  
> 
>    
> 
> Try though I have, I can't  run different instances of virt-manager on
> different screens to access the screens of different vms (second and further
> instances brings the first window opened up on that screen, no matter where
> the later instance was launched).   Also from within virt-manager (as of v
> 0.9.4) I can't seem to find a way to direct the opening of a new window to
> the screen of my choice.  
> 
>    
> 
> Any idea of how to get two different vm consoles on two different screens
> running on the host?  Preferably by one virt-manager instance but if not
> then not.  

If all you want is connect to already running VMs, then virt-viewer might
fit your needs. Otherwise, maybe devil's pie would work to force the
opening of virt-manager windows on the screen you want.

Hope that helps,

Christophe

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