Well, I think I give up for now.  I spent quite a few hours over the last
couple of days trying to get gnome desktop working on bare-metal OI,
followed by virtualbox.  Supposedly that works in headless mode with RDP for
management, but nothing but fail for me.  Found quite a few posts on various
forums of people complaining that RDP with external auth doesn't work (or
not reliably), and that was my experience.  The final straw was when I
rebooted the OI server as part of cleaning things up, and... It hung.  Last
line in verbose boot log is 'ucode0 is /pseudo/ucode@0'.  I power-cycled it
to no avail.  Even tried a backup BE from hours earlier, to no avail.
Likely whatever was bunged happened prior to that.  If I could get something
that ran like xen or kvm reliably for a headless setup, I'd be willing to
give it a try, but for now, no...

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