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Re: [Fwd: Some qemu+hurd questions]

From: Svante Signell
Subject: Re: [Fwd: Some qemu+hurd questions]
Date: Wed, 03 Nov 2010 00:56:05 +0100

On Tue, 2010-11-02 at 22:32 +0100, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> Svante Signell, le Tue 02 Nov 2010 22:06:29 +0100, a écrit :

> > > > However, starting qemu from xterm -sb -rightbar seems to work.
> > > > No graphical keys, like C-A-n etc commands worked!
> > > 
> > > Not really surprising, as they'll be eaten by X11 or the window manager
> > > before being passed to qemu via the xterm tty. You can give a try to the
> > > vnc way that Arne mentioned in another mail.

I have tried vnc as Arne suggested, will do some more tests later. I
did not have any luck for the keyboard with -vnc :1 -k sv and
qvncviewer. In addition it is much slower than curses/default.
The window size obtained was: 720x400.
#> gvncviewer :1
Connected to server
Remote desktop size changed to 720x400
Connection initialized
> > Looks like I cannot run qemu in a window under X then with curses
> > enabled?
> ?! curses is meant to make qemu fit _inside_ an xterm and not a separate
> window, yes.

I mean that since the xterm/gnome terminal has to be 80x25, running X
with this window size, will be very low resolution, 640x480. How to
get X running with or without curses in a terminal with a reasonable
resolution, like 1280x1024x16. The qemu man page says one should use -vga
std to be able to use larger resolutions. How?

> > One problem is still that when doing shutdown in the qemu window (same
> > as the terminal window), the gnome/xterm window is unusable. How to
> > get back to the terminal?
> What do you exactly mean by "doing shutdown in the qemu window"? Typing
> "halt" at the hurd shell?  Mach will indeed not trigger the poweroff
> mechanism so you have to kill qemu by hand from another terminal, yes,
> or use alt-2 to switch to qemu's control console and type quit.

Keyboard seem to be OK, but åäö etc are dead. Still no working
scrollbar, but alt-2 works! Slower than default, faster than vnc and
no grub boot menu!?

> > - How to change resolution in qemu, with -vga cirrus, std, etc?
> > Especially when running X in a window later on.
> The usual qemu vs Xorg stuff. Try various combinations. IIRC Xorg can't
> detect the cirrus memory size so you may have to set it by hand in
> xorg.conf.

How to get a resolution of 1280x1024x16 or at least 1024x768x16? Do I
have to define this VGA mode in the Gnome teminal, and run qemu from
there with this resolution, and the start X? I should be able to startx
without an xorg.conf file? 

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