Here are some notes on F17 installation under Xen 4.1.2.
The paravirt network drivers work without problem. But X doesn't work.
That means that Fedora will only attempt a minimum installation in text mode. The packages for the graphical user environment need to be installed by hand afterwards.
X windows fails to start in the default environment after installation . This is a known problem
. The error message in /var/log/Xorg.log.0
CIRRUS: Failed to load module "xaa" (module does not exist, 0)
1. Create xorg.conf
and delete or comment out all "device" sections in xorg.conf except the one for the VESA driver. With this setting, X started successfully on my VM.
2. Remove the "fprintd" package. That's a workaround for bug 810040
, which will cause GNOME3 to fail.