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Re: Remote X connection to NetBSD DomU ?

2009/5/17 Bruno Damour <>:
> Hello,
> I have successfully built a NetBSD DomU on my Opensolaris Dom0. Everything
> runs fine, but now I would like to get an X desktop from my NetBSD DomU.
> I cannot find the setup.
> I installed gdm and enable XDMCP in custom.conf. I try to connect from my
> Dom0 with Xephyr, and it presents me the gdm login screen.
> If I try to login, it gets back to login screen.
> If I try a Xlient or failsafe session, I get a graphic console but cannots
> strat any Âwm from it (I tried fluxbox)
> Is there something preventing X from properly start because there is no
> display :0 ?
> I see in X logs this cryptical message :
> Fatal server error:
> xf86OpenConsole: No console driver found
> Â Supported drivers: pcvt, wscons
> Â Check your kernel's console driver configuration and /dev entries
> Make me suspect the problem is not an Xauth problem.
> Any clue would be highly appreciated as my googling doesn't get me anywhere.

Did you try running Xvnc in the domU?

It is not exactly up-to-date X server implementation but it should be
able to run simple desktop like fluxbox fine.

I wonder what the gdm is trying to do because if it indeed hit a fatal
server error you would not be able to see the gdm login screen.
Perhaps it is trying to allow remote logins *and* start a local X

Apparently the X server complains that you do not have a keyboard
which can be prevented by setting up the X server to ignore empty

I suspect that either your X session is just broken and ends very
quickly (which happens often on NetBSD as the WM packages do not ship
pre-made session files) or gdm gets confused about the local server
crashing and does something stupid.



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