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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2016 2:17 pm    Post subject: Big trouble with Qemu + Spicy Reply with quote


I just updated yesterday, and today, and I'm having some major issues with Spice/Qemu. Spicy is not grabbing and releasing the keyboard and mouse as it should.

If I:
1) start Qemu
2) start Spicy
3) Let my windows 7 VM start up
4) Click into Window 7
5) Hit ctl+alt+delete
instead of the vm grabbing this, my KDE pops up the log-out dialogue (and starts counting down from 30 seconds)

6) Toggle the "Grab keyboard when active and focused" to off, then back on again, Spicy will usually then grab my ctl+alt+del
7) Open up something... we'll say wordpad. Type some text.
8 ) Hit shift+f12 to release and go back to my host machine
9) Open up Konsole by clicking the big "K" and navigating to the launcher.
10) Try to type something into konsole
No text comes out.  If I look at the VM, I can see that all my text is still entering into wordpad.

11) Hover over my Konsole session on the host machine. Hit shift+f12 again.
12) Now I can type into Konsole as normal.
Problem now is that the host machine loses the mouse!  Now my mousing is occuring on the Windows 7 VM.  Now, no matter what I hit, I cannot get the mouse and keyboard to sync.  One is always on the VM, and the other on the host.  The only solution is to shut spicy down completely, then the host machine has both the keyboard and mouse again

This is a huge problem for me. I'm in and out of my windows VM and my host system every 5 minutes. This will dramatically reduce my productivity (to say nothing about increase my frustration level!)

I have tried toggling all the settings in the spicy menu. Nothing works. I have upgraded and downgraded my spicy to all available options in portage. No good. I have upgraded and downgraded Qemu to +1 and -1 of the current, stable version.

I need spicy because I use dual monitors, and because it gives full 32-bit color: which rules out RDP, SDL and VNC as realistic alternatives.

Anyone have any ideas here? Below is my system info.



# emerge --info
Portage 2.2.28 (python 3.4.3-final-0, default/linux/amd64/13.0/desktop/plasma, gcc-4.9.3, glibc-2.22-r4, 4.4.6-gentoo x86_64)
System uname: Linux-4.4.6-gentoo-x86_64-Intel-R-_Xeon-R-_CPU_W3670_@_3.20GHz-with-gentoo-2.2
KiB Mem:    24686296 total,    163144 free
KiB Swap:   22906876 total,  22906532 free
Timestamp of repository gentoo: Fri, 17 Jun 2016 12:30:02 +0000
sh bash 4.3_p42-r1
ld GNU ld (Gentoo 2.25.1 p1.1) 2.25.1
app-shells/bash:          4.3_p42-r1::gentoo
dev-java/java-config:     2.2.0-r3::gentoo
dev-lang/perl:            5.20.2::gentoo
dev-lang/python:          2.7.10-r1::gentoo, 3.4.3-r1::gentoo
dev-util/cmake:           3.3.1-r1::gentoo
dev-util/pkgconfig:       0.28-r2::gentoo
sys-apps/baselayout:      2.2::gentoo
sys-apps/openrc:          0.19.1::gentoo
sys-apps/sandbox:         2.10-r1::gentoo
sys-devel/autoconf:       2.13::gentoo, 2.69::gentoo
sys-devel/automake:       1.11.6-r1::gentoo, 1.12.6::gentoo, 1.14.1::gentoo, 1.15::gentoo
sys-devel/binutils:       2.25.1-r1::gentoo
sys-devel/gcc:            4.9.3::gentoo
sys-devel/gcc-config:     1.7.3::gentoo
sys-devel/libtool:        2.4.6::gentoo
sys-devel/make:           4.1-r1::gentoo
sys-kernel/linux-headers: 4.3::gentoo (virtual/os-headers)
sys-libs/glibc:           2.22-r4::gentoo

    location: /usr/portage
    sync-type: rsync
    sync-uri: rsync://
    priority: -1000

CFLAGS="-march=native -mtune=native -O2 -pipe"
CONFIG_PROTECT="/etc /usr/lib64/libreoffice/program/sofficerc /usr/share/config /usr/share/gnupg/qualified.txt /usr/share/themes/oxygen-gtk/gtk-2.0"
CONFIG_PROTECT_MASK="/etc/ca-certificates.conf /etc/dconf /etc/env.d /etc/fonts/fonts.conf /etc/gconf /etc/gentoo-release /etc/revdep-rebuild /etc/sandbox.d /etc/terminfo"
CXXFLAGS="-march=native -mtune=native -O2 -pipe"
FCFLAGS="-O2 -pipe"
FEATURES="assume-digests binpkg-logs buildpkg config-protect-if-modified distlocks ebuild-locks fixlafiles merge-sync news parallel-fetch preserve-libs protect-owned sandbox sfperms strict unknown-features-warn unmerge-logs unmerge-orphans userfetch userpriv usersandbox usersync xattr"
FFLAGS="-O2 -pipe"
LDFLAGS="-Wl,-O1 -Wl,--as-needed"
PORTAGE_RSYNC_OPTS="--recursive --links --safe-links --perms --times --omit-dir-times --compress --force --whole-file --delete --stats --human-readable --timeout=180 --exclude=/distfiles --exclude=/local --exclude=/packages --exclude=/.git"
USE="X a52 aac acl acpi alsa amd64 av berkdb bindist bluetooth bluray branding bzip2 cairo cdda cdr cli consolekit cracklib crypt cups cxx dbus declarative dri dts dvd dvdr emboss encode exif fam ffmpeg firefox flac fortran gdbm gif glamor gpm iconv java jpeg kde kipi kvm lcms ldap libnotify mad mmx mmxext mng modules mp3 mp4 mpeg ncurses nls nptl ogg opengl openmp pam pango pcre pdf phonon plasma png policykit ppds pulse pulseaudio qml qt3support qt4 qt5 quicktime readline samba sdl seccomp semantic-desktop session sftp spell sse sse2 ssl startup-notification svg tcpd tiff truetype udev udf udisks unicode upower usb vorbis widgets wxwidgets x264 xattr xcb xcomposite xine xinerama xml xscreensaver xv xvid zlib" ABI_X86="64" ALSA_CARDS="ali5451 als4000 atiixp atiixp-modem bt87x ca0106 cmipci emu10k1x ens1370 ens1371 es1938 es1968 fm801 hda-intel intel8x0 intel8x0m maestro3 trident usb-audio via82xx via82xx-modem ymfpci" APACHE2_MODULES="authn_core authz_core socache_shmcb unixd actions alias auth_basic authn_alias authn_anon authn_dbm authn_default authn_file authz_dbm authz_default authz_groupfile authz_host authz_owner authz_user autoindex cache cgi cgid dav dav_fs dav_lock deflate dir disk_cache env expires ext_filter file_cache filter headers include info log_config logio mem_cache mime mime_magic negotiation rewrite setenvif speling status unique_id userdir usertrack vhost_alias" CALLIGRA_FEATURES="kexi words flow plan sheets stage tables krita karbon braindump author" CAMERAS="ptp2" COLLECTD_PLUGINS="df interface irq load memory rrdtool swap syslog" CPU_FLAGS_X86="aes mmx mmxext popcnt sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3" ELIBC="glibc" GPSD_PROTOCOLS="ashtech aivdm earthmate evermore fv18 garmin garmintxt gpsclock itrax mtk3301 nmea ntrip navcom oceanserver oldstyle oncore rtcm104v2 rtcm104v3 sirf superstar2 timing tsip tripmate tnt ublox ubx" INPUT_DEVICES="evdev" KERNEL="linux" LCD_DEVICES="bayrad cfontz cfontz633 glk hd44780 lb216 lcdm001 mtxorb ncurses text" LIBREOFFICE_EXTENSIONS="presenter-console presenter-minimizer" LINGUAS="en_US en" OFFICE_IMPLEMENTATION="libreoffice" PHP_TARGETS="php5-5" PYTHON_SINGLE_TARGET="python2_7" PYTHON_TARGETS="python2_7 python3_4" QEMU_SOFTMMU_TARGETS="i386 x86_64" QEMU_USER_TARGETS="i386 x86_64" RUBY_TARGETS="ruby20 ruby21" USERLAND="GNU" VIDEO_CARDS="nvidia vga" XTABLES_ADDONS="quota2 psd pknock lscan length2 ipv4options ipset ipp2p iface geoip fuzzy condition tee tarpit sysrq steal rawnat logmark ipmark dhcpmac delude chaos account"

Starting qemu with:
qemu-system-x86_64 \
        -enable-kvm -cpu host \
        -machine iommu=off \
        -vga qxl \
        -global qxl-vga.vram_size_mb=64 \
        -global qxl-vga.ram_size_mb=64 \
        -global qxl-vga.vgamem_mb=64 \
        -smp cpus=4,cores=4,threads=1,sockets=1 \
        -soundhw hda \
        -drive file=/dev/sdc1,if=virtio,format=raw \
        -usb \
        -usbdevice host:ffff:0300 \
        -cdrom /home/gmanwin7_64.iso \
        -drive file=/home/gman/virtio.iso,bus=1,media=cdrom \
        -net tap,ifname=tap0,script=no,downscript=no \
        -net nic,model=virtio -m 16G \
        -monitor stdio \
        -name EMI-GMAN-WIN \
        -spice jpeg-wan-compression=never,image-compression=off,streaming-video=all,disable-ticketing,port=5930 \
        -device qxl "$@"

Starting spicy with:
spicy -h localhost -p 5930 --title "it-gman-win" --spice-shared-dir /home/gman/Scratch

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


I filed a bug report...
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