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Spice QXL Driver
« on: April 23, 2020, 03:20:09 AM »
 

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Hi Guys,
I am new to Linux Lite. Just tried the RC of 5.0 and its awesome.
new users should certainly like it.

Now I am not able to install the drivers required for getting spice graphics up and running in the VM. cant find the driver for xorg for spice

I followed the steps in
https://gitlab.com/libosinfo/libosinfo/issues/2

but cant get it to install - xserver-xorg-video-qxl

Would be good to run Linux Lite 5 as a guest with spice enabled in a KVM/QEMU environment
Last Edit: April 23, 2020, 03:49:01 AM by dadscorp
 


Re: Spice QXL Driver
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2020, 06:12:45 AM »
 

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Re: Spice QXL Driver
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2020, 09:52:24 AM »
 

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Hi Guys,
I am new to Linux Lite. Just tried the RC of 5.0 and its awesome.
new users should certainly like it.

Now I am not able to install the drivers required for getting spice graphics up and running in the VM. cant find the driver for xorg for spice

I followed the steps in
https://gitlab.com/libosinfo/libosinfo/issues/2

but cant get it to install - xserver-xorg-video-qxl

Would be good to run Linux Lite 5 as a guest with spice enabled in a KVM/QEMU environment

Are you using virt-manager (GUI) or command line only? If you happen to be running qemu-kvm from command line, you have to use the qxl vga option, something like:
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qemu-kvm -hda Linux_Lite5.qcow2 -machine option -m RAM -vga qxl and think it should work. However, I find that the virtio driver works a lot better, to use it just change
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-vga qxl to
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-vga virtio and that should do it. Virtio driver provides better performance, imo. Read here for more info on this topic https://www.kraxel.org/blog/2019/09/display-devices-in-qemu/

Hope this helps! :)
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Re: Spice QXL Driver
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2020, 10:53:20 AM »
 

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Nice informative reply @Moltke . I'm just guessing that the OP is on RHEL (maybe headless) but if not running headless, using the newest gnome-boxes from the DE would automatically configure the install except for spice webdav tools which would need to be added to the guest OS after installation.

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