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Re: [Xen-users] Use alt + f2 to switch between domu console

On Sun, Aug 09, 2015 at 02:17:56PM +0200, Matthias Hoffmann wrote:
> I have installed Xen 4.4 without GUI and its working fine. The VMs running
> can be access via 'xl connect <vm>'. Thats fine.
> But it would be  very nice if I could switch between running VMs pressing
> alt+f2 (f3.). I know it switches to tty2 by default and my vm is running on
> hvc0. Tried reading about vm cfgs and console stuff but cannot find a
> solution to this. Is it possible ??

hvc0 is the console terminal in the guest, tty2 is a console in the dom0.  (If 
you have an hvc0 in the dom0 this 
is usually connected to a serial port through Xen.)  Usually you run a program 
such as getty in the dom0 to give 
you a login prompt on tty2.  If you want to have the domU login instead I think 
you could change the init system 
to spawn xl console instead of bash. Untested for /etc/init/ttty2.conf on 

exec /sbin/getty -l xl -o "console mydomU" -a root -8 38400 tty2

Which would auto login as root and execute xl console mydomU.


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