On 06/07/2012 08:42 AM, Lars Bjørndal wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 06, 2012 at 05:08:44PM -0400, Cole Robinson wrote:
>> On 06/06/2012 05:05 PM, Lars Bjørndal wrote:
>>> On Wed, Jun 06, 2012 at 04:52:25PM -0400, Cole Robinson wrote:
>>>> On 06/06/2012 03:35 PM, Lars Bjørndal wrote:
>>>>> Some time ago, I was able to do a text install. After some 'yum
>>>>> update's, I'm not able to connect to the installed vm. I get the
>>>>> following error message:
>>>>>
>>>>> Connected to domain f16
>>>>> Escape character is ^]
>>>>> error: Unable to open stream for '/dev/pts/0': No such file or directory
>>>>>
>>>>> I also find that I cannot get the console for a new install with
>>>>> virt-install. Any hints on how to solve this problems?
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Is xenconsoled running?
>>>
>>> It wasn't. I was not aware of that service. Thanks a lot.
>>>
>> This used to 'just work', so it would be nice to get back to that point. What
>> did you have to do exactly to get this going? Install a package or systemctl
>> enable something?
> 
> I only did systemctl start xenconsoled.service. After verifying that
> this worked, I did enable the same service. The reason for experiencing
> this problem, may be because I updated some packages from
> updates-testing, and then downgraded again, e.g. did some yum
> distribution-synchronization.
> 

There have been several reports of this issue so I don't think it's specific
to your config.

Indeed, looking at the xen spec file, this regressed a bit with the switch to
systemd. xenconsoled used to be enabled at runlevels 345, but now it is never
explicitly enabled with systemctl enable xenconsoled. This differs from
xenstored, which was previously enabled at runlevel 345, and now _is_
explicitly systemctl enabled.

I've filed a bug for this:

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=829732

- Cole


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