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  1. XenServer Org
  2. XSO-806

Alternate Framebuffer Drivers

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: To Do (View Workflow)
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 7.2
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Dom0
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    • Environment:

      Latest XenServer 7.2, Custom Whitebox build setup for testing and development.

      Description

      With XenServer installed on a generic machine (AMD Ryzen custom box)  I have had to install a 3rd party GPU to enable visual output. I don't use this but I find that the machine crashes frequently (daily), I've traced it back to the fact that the GPU is overheating. Having swapped out the GPU with 2 others I had to try, it turns out that the default framebuffer setup doesn't activate any of the gpu cooling / throttling options (it runs the fan at full tilt for example, never throttling down). While I can appricaite most servers don't have external GPU's I wondered if there was a reason why the Dom0 is limited to only using the VesaFB. Done plenty of Goolging around and not really found anything useful. I don't want the card to be passed through to another device, I'd just like to be able to activate the on card controls which come in via alternate drivers.

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              Reporter:
              TimIgoe Tim Igoe
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