Testing *real* Video card in Xen

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Testing *real* Video card in Xen

Jean-Eric Cuendet (RPT)
Hi,
Does Xen share the video card between VMs?
Or is the video card only accessible with the dom0 kernel?

Do you know an application that access the video card (vesa?) directly
without needing X11?
Thanks
-jec

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Re: Testing *real* Video card in Xen

Vincent Hanquez-2
On Wed, Jan 11, 2006 at 07:07:40PM +0100, Jean-Eric Cuendet wrote:
> Hi,
> Does Xen share the video card between VMs?

No

> Or is the video card only accessible with the dom0 kernel?

At the moment yes, however with PCI passthrough (available in xen2 and
soon in xen3) you {can/will be able to} grant direct access to any PCI
device ..

> Do you know an application that access the video card (vesa?) directly
> without needing X11?

You are probably looking at application that can use the framebuffer.
(google will help you on this)

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