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Re: [Xen-devel] xen console on laptop screen

To: Dan Magenheimer <dan.magenheimer@xxxxxxxxxx>, "Xen-Devel (E-mail)" <xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] xen console on laptop screen
From: Keir Fraser <keir.fraser@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 09 Dec 2009 07:25:29 +0000
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On 08/12/2009 20:49, "Dan Magenheimer" <dan.magenheimer@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> If not (I'm told keyboard input may be an issue), I
> can move cables and use the laptop serial port, but
> that's much more of a pain... and I tried it once
> without luck, probably not getting the grub magic
> correct (though I've gotten external console to work
> successfully on a different machine).  Any suggestions
> or help on serial port configuration for a laptop
> would be appreciated then too.

VGA output should be easy, but Xen has no keyboard driver so no way will
debug keys work. Serial ports can be a pain if their I/O resources are in
non-standard places, and/or the crystal runs at a non-standard frequency.
These values can be specified manually on the Xen command line (if you know
what they should be!).

 -- Keir

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