Which hardware synthesizer to buy?
greg at romuald.net.eu.org
Wed Apr 15 22:44:16 EDT 2009
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On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 07:26:04PM -0500, Chris Brannon wrote:
> True, but isn't the headless interface only useful for controlling
> Virtual Box? As far as I can tell, you need X if you want output from
> the console of the emulated system.
No, what you're thinking of is vboxmanage, which is used to control
virtualbox. Vboxheadless is just that, a headless interface to the
virtual machine, which lets you connect to the first physical console
inside the system via vrdp on tcp 3389, or you can disable the vrdp
option when running vboxheadless, and connect to the guest via ssh, if
the guest has a configured ssh server. Also, note that the vrdp server
I'm talking about here is provided by vboxheadless, and not a vrdp
server which might be running on a windows guest, though you could use
that too, if you wanted.
> A serial console is probably still an option.
> Bochs can direct serial I/O to a pseudo-terminal, and I've used the socat
> utility to service the host end of the emulated serial line.
> In other words, I don't need serial hardware in order to use the serial
> console of a virtual system.
> I bet Virtual Box will allow something similar.
Yes, it does.
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