On Tue, Aug 22, 2017 at 09:51:47AM -0700, James E. Pace wrote:
> Thank you for the responses; I appreciate the help.
> 
> On Tue, Aug 22, 2017 at 1:11 AM, Roger Pau Monné <roger....@citrix.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> >> On Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 10:56:33AM -0700, James E. Pace wrote:
> >>
> >
> 
> > > First, each time I boot the (physical) system, I have to tell the FreeBSD
> >> > boot loader to turn on xen.  (That is, hit 6 to set options, then 7 to
> >> > enable xen, then 1 to return to the main menu, then 1 to boot).  Is
> >> there a
> >> > way to make this the default behavior?
> >>
> >> Yes, you need to add the following to /boot/loader.conf:
> >>
> >> xen_kernel="/boot/xen"
> >>
> >
> I have already added this to loader.conf, as suggested in the FreeBSD
> handbook section on Xen, which I followed.    I figure this allows the
> possibility of booting xen, but doesn't make it the default?

That makes it the default, you don't need to press any key.

> [Deleted info about not booting Linux.  I added 'raw' for the zfs
> filesystem as hda and that didn't change anything.  However, after leaving
> it for hours, it appears that the domU got further in the boot process.
> Investigation continues.]

If you paste your guest config file + the serial output I might be
able to give you some clues.

> 
> > > Third, on my DomU FreeBSD guest, I'm trying to set up X / Gnome3.  The
> >> > mouse pointer and the little dot are far apart; that is, the mouse isn't
> >> > tracking my movements well.  I found several suggestions to add
> >> > "usbdevice=tablet" to the config file, but that caused it to not
> >> respond to
> >> > my mouse at all.  Suggestions?
> >>
> >> This should be:
> >>
> >> usbdevice=['tablet']
> >>
> >
> This didn't change the behavior; mouse still does not move.  Any other
> thoughts?

It works for me, weird.

Roger.
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