xm console not working (blank)
on some xen domUs I recently figured that the xm console didn't come
up. so investigating the issue I found out that you gotta set the
tty in the machine's config like this:
extra = 'xencons=tty1'
but still I get a blank screen instead of the login. solution is simple,
for systems still having an inittab (eg. debian) look for the following
nano /etc/inittab 1:2345:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty1
for systems which utilize upstart already (ubuntu) look for another file:
nano /etc/event.d/tty1 start on stopped rc2 start on stopped rc3 start on stopped rc4 start on stopped rc5 stop on runlevel 0 stop on runlevel 1 stop on runlevel 6 respawn exec /sbin/getty 38400 tty1
makes the xm console work on all my machines again.