[Spice-devel] Spice Windows 7 display driver?

Nathan Lager lagern at lafayette.edu
Tue Aug 2 10:11:24 PDT 2011

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The method i use to launch my vm is sort of a hack.

This is CentOS6, yes, using libvirt, and qemu-kvm. No multiple displays

My command line (as found in ps) follows:
[root at kvm ~]# ps awx | grep vdi
31472 ?        Sl     0:01 /usr/libexec/qemu-kvm -S -M rhel6.0.0
- -enable-kvm -m 1024 -smp 1,sockets=1,cores=1,threads=1 -name vdi -uuid
2b93a822-7fd6-1bd4-6b0a-da33e6c2bead -nodefconfig -nodefaults -chardev
- -mon chardev=monitor,mode=readline -rtc base=localtime -boot c -drive
- -device ide-drive,bus=ide.0,unit=0,drive=drive-ide0-0-0,id=ide0-0-0
- -drive if=none,media=cdrom,id=drive-ide0-1-0,readonly=on,format=raw
- -device ide-drive,bus=ide.1,unit=0,drive=drive-ide0-1-0,id=ide0-1-0
- -device rtl8139,vlan=0,id=net0,mac=52:54:00:79:6c:83,bus=pci.0,addr=0x3
- -net tap,fd=20,vlan=0,name=hostnet0 -chardev pty,id=serial0 -device
isa-serial,chardev=serial0 -usb -device usb-tablet,id=input0 -vnc -vga std -device AC97,id=sound0,bus=pci.0,addr=0x4 -device
virtio-balloon-pci,id=balloon0,bus=pci.0,addr=0x5 -vga qxl -spice
port=8123,password=s3cur3 -smbios type=1,serial=2b93a822

Looking at the above.. I think i see the problem.  -vga std is in there,
probably added by default via libvirt.. Let me have a look into that..
My "hack" simply tacks -vga qxl and -spice... on to the end of the
commands passed to qemu-kvm when i virsh start my vm.  Looks like i need
to pay closer attention to what's already there.

On 08/02/2011 12:47 PM, Alon Levy wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 02, 2011 at 12:19:37PM -0400, Nathan Lager wrote:
> Ok.. One step further.  Its installed, device manager reports my display
> adapter as a Red Hat QXL GPU, but it says that "The device cannot start.
> (Code 10)"
>> What are the chances you are running via libvirt and with multiple displays?
>> can you post the command line? if those assumptions are correct, or even if only
>> the first, can you search for "multifunction=on" in qxl related parts of that
>> command line, remove them, run it via a terminal, and report if it works?
> On 08/02/2011 10:05 AM, Arnon Gilboa wrote:
>>>> Hi Nathan,
>>>> Get the updated test-signed driver from the download page, or directly:
>>>> http://www.spice-space.org/download/binaries/qxl-win_20110802.zip
>>>> Arnon
>>>> Nathan Lager wrote:
>>>> I've been running in circles attempting to install a Display driver in
>>>> Windows 7 x64 for use with Spice.
>>>> My host is CentOS6 x64, My guest is Windows 7 x64.  Spice is enabled, as
>>>> is -vga qxl,
>>>> Windows see's the display adapter as "standard vga graphics adapter".
>>>> Where can i get the drivers for RedHad Spice?
>>>> Thanks.
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