Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 438440
SDL window does not appear for pv guest
Last modified: 2009-12-14 16:15:00 EST
Description of problem:
When starting a pv guest configured to use SDL, the SDL window fails to open.
The message is:
Error: Device 0 (vkbd) could not be connected. Hotplug scripts not working.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install paravirt guest with vnc
2. add "console=tty console=xvc0" to guest kernel boot params
3. edit guest's xen config: vfb = [ "type=sdl,display=:1.0" ]
4. shutdown, then 'xm create' the guest
SDL window does not appear; guest shows up as 'paused' in virtual machine
manager; after un-pausing the guest boots and I can login via the serial
console; shortly afterwards the guest dies and the error listed above is
reported in the dom0 terminal.
This process used to work in 5.1. (You can't install using SDL, so the
workaround is to install using VNC and then switch to SDL.)
Removing /var/lib/xenstored/tdb and rebooting does not change anything.
This bugzilla has Keywords: Regression.
Since no regressions are allowed between releases,
it is also being proposed as a blocker for this release.
Please resolve ASAP.
Assigning to myself for triage.
Created attachment 301521 [details]
Committed in xen-3.0.3-62.el5:
* Tue Apr 8 2008 Chris Lalancette <email@example.com> - 3.0.3-62.el5
- Fix pvfb SDL window (rhbz #438440)
Verified this fix solves the problem.
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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