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Re: [Qemu-discuss] Booting GUI ubuntu VM on Aarch64

From: Yehuda Yitschak
Subject: Re: [Qemu-discuss] Booting GUI ubuntu VM on Aarch64
Date: Mon, 15 Feb 2016 11:10:27 +0000

Hi Peter

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter Maydell [mailto:address@hidden
> Sent: Monday, February 15, 2016 12:52
> To: Yehuda Yitschak
> Cc: address@hidden
> Subject: Re: [Qemu-discuss] Booting GUI ubuntu VM on Aarch64
> On 15 February 2016 at 10:04, Yehuda Yitschak <address@hidden>
> wrote:
> > From what I can gather it looks like QEMU is not generating a screen
> > for the guest to work with. I understood that QEMU uses SDL to start a
> > screen for the guest but I suspect that doesn’t happen for some
> > reason. Also the fact that the Qemu window start in the console instead of
> SDL view looks strange.
> An AArch64 VM will have no graphical display device, only a serial console.
> The QEMU window shows graphics/monitor/serial in that order, so if there's
> no graphics then the next up is monitor.
> The expectation is that these are for server work so no graphics device is
> expected or required typically.

That makes sense however I need graphics for demo purposes.
How can I overcome this limitation ? should I re-build QEMU with a different 
configuration, or is this limitation built-in in the QEMU code  ?



> thanks
> -- PMM

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