Fedora15 with kvm and spice

Neal Becker ndbecker2 at gmail.com
Sun Aug 21 20:43:49 UTC 2011

Gilboa Davara wrote:

> On Fri, Aug 19, 2011 at 7:50 PM, Alex <mysqlstudent at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I have a win7 x86_64 kvm image I created on a fc14 machine that I've
>> now transferred to a new fc15 machine. I'd like to use the new spice
>> system to improve video performance. I've searched quite a bit, but
>> most references seem to be very dated or incomplete.
>> Is there any documentation on how to properly configure fc15 to use
>> this? Is spice similar to VNC, in that it provides the remote
>> emulation and screen updates?
>> Is there something that needs to be done to modify qemu to work with spice?
>> I'm currently using the "vga" driver and performance is just horrible.
>> What is the proper way to get more reasonable video performance on a
>> win7 guest?
>> Any ideas greatly appreciated.
>> Thanks,
>> Alex
> Hello,
> In-order to use spice, you'll have to use the "-vga qxl" and -spice
> port=PORT,SECURITY switches and install the qxl drivers on your guest.
> On the host / network side, in-order to connect to the guest, you'll
> have to install the spice client, and run: spicec -h KVM-host -p PORT.
> However, trying to find signed qxl drivers for Windows is problematic
> - especially if you plan to use 64bit Windows.
> (I simply resigned to using F8->disable driver signing enforcement
> when I boot the VM).
> - Gilboa

I tried to install windows drivers into XP, but the install fails.

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