[CentOS] xm console -- what should I get?

Fri Jul 16 11:51:01 UTC 2010
Kwan Lowe <kwan.lowe at gmail.com>

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.