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Re: [Xen-users] Problem: Windows on Xen

Frank Mueller wrote:
Next problem: the DomU runs, but it starts life in a 640x480 window.
The full-screen config option doesn't work, and I can't find any
documentation on how to get a bigger window. I can change the window
size by using Windoze properties to increase resolution up to 1Kx768,
but it won't go any higher than that. And the mouse is almost unusably
slow. I'll try giving the domU a whole core, but I'm not optimistic. If
you can work out how to fix that lot, I'd be very grateful... :)

Evan, my experience is that is much nicer to work with a windows vm connecting via

I think you're right, but -

1 - my terminal is a Windows box, and I think rdesktop is Unix-only, and

2 - I'm running Win2K, which I don't think has any built-in terminal services stuff.

Given that, I'm now running vncserver on the Win2K domU, and a vnc client on the Win2K terminal. This actually works pretty well. I can get full screen, and the mouse works properly. There is a problem, which is that the pixel block update in vnc is *very* slow, so you can't move windows around too much. However, it's a *lot* better than using SDL on the Dom0.

I don't suppose you know of anything like rdesktop for Win2K? Without paying for it? :)


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