Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 474512
virt-viewer can't display F10 guests' console
Last modified: 2013-11-03 20:38:38 EST
Description of problem:
For F10 paravirt guests on rhel 5.3 dom0, the console of the guests are accessible with virsh console but aren't accessible on virt-viewer. F10 guests seem to have hvcX as their console rather than xvc0.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
RHEL 5.3 dom0, F10 guest
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install a F10 PV guest with nographics.
2. Open virt-manager, start the guest and open the console
3. Nothing will be displayed on virt-viewer console.
F10 guests seem to have hvcX as their console rather than xvc0.
hvcXXX is a paravirt text based console. virt-viewer displays the graphical console. If the guest OS is configured to only output on its text console, there's nothing for virt-viewer to display. To make it visible in virt-viewer you need to make your guest use the graphical console for its output.