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[Xen-devel] [RFC][PATCH] auto-starting viewer for virtual frame buffer

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Subject: [Xen-devel] [RFC][PATCH] auto-starting viewer for virtual frame buffer
From: "Charles Coffing" <ccoffing@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 01 Sep 2006 15:17:17 -0400
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It seems that discussion of the virtual frame buffer has died down; I assume 
this is being held off until after 3.0.3 splits...

Nevertheless, I was playing with it and wanted to put this patch out for 
discussion.  This patch is a rough attempt to make the SDL/VNC viewers behave 
similarly for both paravirtual and fully virtual domains.  For example, if you 
specify "sdl=1" in a paravirtual config file, "xm create" will cause sdlfb to 
start automatically.

My desire is to make para vs. full not appear so different to the casual user.  
Config file syntax should be similar, viewers should start in similar ways, etc.

If others agree, then there's certainly more to do.  (Killing the VM should 
close the viewer and vice versa; the vncviewer setting is not yet hooked up; 
viewer paths are hard coded; etc...)  But I wanted to put the idea out there to 
see if others agree with this direction.


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