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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:54 am    Post subject: Xen, i7-4500U, and Single-head Laptop Reply with quote

Greetings all, and thank you for taking the time to read my thread.

My question today surrounds running Xen on my Acer v7, running with the following specs:

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Processor Model i7-4500U
The 4500U has an Intel HD 4400 graphics controller built in
Standard Memory 8 GB
Graphics Controller Manufacturer NVIDIA
Graphics Controller Model GeForce GT 720M
Graphics Memory Capacity Up to 2 GB
Graphics Memory Accessibility Dedicated

*Edited for brevity


I'd like to work out a Xen installation but I have a few questions for you. The purpose of setting up Xen is to have a Windows 7/8/8.1 guest specifically for games and for working with the Adobe Creative Suite without having to work with Wine. These two suites are the only two reason I use Windows at all. In reading guides about running Xen I've come to notice that they're always on desktops with multiple graphics controllers and usually multiple heads. My laptop has two graphics controllers, the built in HD 4400 and the dedicated GeForce 720M.

Is it possible for this setup to exist with one head, the laptop screen?

What would configuration look like, if in fact it would require special configing?
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