On Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 3:00 PM, David Dyer-Bennet <dd-b at dd-b.net> wrote: > If I type "xm console 6", say (when I have a virtual machine 6 running), > what should I get? > > The documentation seems to indicate that I should get something that > behaves like a telnet to a serial console. > > What I actually get is a connection that might show me a couple of lines > of output that do look like they belonged on the console, but doesn't seem > to accept any input (except that it does exit on the documented escape > character ^[). > > These virtual systems show as running, and in fact with virt-viewer I can > get a VNC console to them. I had a similar problem and had to add the following to the /etc/inittab in the guest systems to get it working: # Run gettys in standard runlevels co:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty xvc0 9600 vt100-nav Reload the inittab once changed then try attaching via the xm again.