Bug 248497 - Xen: No graphical console for HVM guests
Summary: Xen: No graphical console for HVM guests
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xen (Show other bugs)
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Version: 7
Hardware: x86_64 Linux
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Assignee: Daniel Berrange
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-07-17 04:43 UTC by Felix Schwarz
Modified: 2008-06-17 01:53 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-06-17 01:53:43 UTC
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Description Felix Schwarz 2007-07-17 04:43:18 UTC
Description of problem:
I recently migrated my Xen guests to a new host running F7 (64 bit), the old one
was FC6 (64 bit). After this migration, I do not have a graphical console for my
hvm guests when I double click a vm in virt-manager. This worked in FC6 and it
still works for pv guests.

The only exception is my 32 bit (hvm) Fedora 7 guest which I created at the new
host so it uses the new config system. This hvm guest is the only one which has
a graphical console.

A typical config file looks like this:
# ----------------------------------------------------
name = "xenguest"
builder = "hvm"
memory = "384"
disk = [ 'file:/var/lib/xen/images/xenguest,hda,w', ]
vif = [ 'type=ioemu, mac=00:16:3e:07:c6:b7, bridge=eth0', ]
uuid = "29a3ace5-d4bd-9dfa-0f64-480e5c32d0b0"
device_model = "/usr/lib64/xen/bin/qemu-dm"
kernel = "/usr/lib/xen/boot/hvmloader"



serial = "pty" # enable serial console
on_reboot   = 'restart'
on_crash    = 'restart'
# ----------------------------------------------------

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start a hvm guest with the config above
2. launch virt-manager
3. double click the vm in the virt-manager listing
Actual results:
No graphical console is shown

Expected results:
Should see graphical console as in FC6.

Additional info:
This seems to be an issue with changed configuration syntax. If I replace the
vnc options with "vfb = [ 'type=vnc,vncunused=1' ]" I get the console back,
everything works as expected.

Comment 1 Daniel Berrange 2007-07-17 11:31:31 UTC
What command are you using to launch the guest 'xm create', 'virsh start' or
virt-manager itself ?

Comment 2 Felix Schwarz 2007-07-17 18:23:20 UTC
I tried 'xm create'. 'virsh start' does not work as the vm configuration is
stored in /etc/xen and virsh does not seem to handle these. virt-manager does
not show the domain either so I don't know how to start it from virt-manager.

Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 13:34:18 UTC
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Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2008-06-17 01:53:41 UTC
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