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Re: How to startx inside a pbuilder-managed chroot?

On Sun, 18 Sep 2011 02:42:54 +0900 Osamu Aoki wrote:

> Hi,

Hi Osamu, thanks a lot for your kind reply!

> On Sat, Sep 10, 2011 at 10:07:21PM +0200, Francesco Poli wrote:
> > What I am trying to do (and failing miserably at) is to start an X
> > session inside a throw-away sid chroot environment.
> I used to do this long time ago (4-5 years ago, I had methods in
> Since X requires many devices to be shared, virtual environment seems to
> be realistic and simple for this.
> Use kvm, qemu, virtualbox-ose, etc.  These are much safer through away
> environment with less complication.

I thought I could use a virtual machine, like, say, kvm, but there's a
problem, it seems.

If I understand correctly, with kvm, the guest system runs on a virtual
machine with virtual hardware that is not identical to the actual
hardware the host system runs on.
The most important tests I have to perform involve the
xserver-xorg-video-intel package: I need to run Intel video drivers
on an Intel integrated graphics chip, with DRI 3D acceleration
activated. If kvm makes the guest system see an emulated video card,
the guest system won't run Intel video drivers, and I won't be able
to reproduce the bugs...

Did I misunderstand something?
May I run Intel video drivers on my actual hardware from inside a kvm
virtual machine?

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