action #11566

add linuxvnc based console

Added by k0da almost 4 years ago. Updated 8 months ago.

Status:FeedbackStart date:11/04/2016
Priority:LowDue date:
Assignee:-% Done:


Category:Feature requests
Target version:QA - future


linuxvnc allows to export tty device over vnc. With this openQA can handle
backends without actual graphic cards present, such as IPMI machines and exotic architectures.


#1 Updated by okurz about 3 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Feedback
  • Priority changed from Normal to Low

we can already handle IPMI machines. What else is missing here? Can someone be more specific about the feature request?

#2 Updated by rpalethorpe about 3 years ago

I think k0da is talking about this:

I guess it might be easier to run LinuxVNC than to expand the IPMI and/or virtio backends to work with new architectures/hardware. It is quite an inefficient way of sending text though, so if someone needs speed then it would be better to adapt the virtio backend. On the other hand LinuxVNC would easily allow you to use needles which would be useful with terminal based curses GUIs.

We are doing some pretty weird stuff with the proxy IPMI backend at the moment, so this might be a better way. I might look into it properly at some point for LTP and/or driver testing.

#3 Updated by coolo over 2 years ago

  • Target version set to future

#4 Updated by okurz over 1 year ago

  • Target version changed from future to future

#5 Updated by okurz 8 months ago

  • Category changed from 132 to Feature requests

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