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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:23 pm    Post subject: vmware vga best qemu vga driver and how to get it? Reply with quote

hi,

-vga std usually is pretty good scaling back the fancy factor. No slow down while dragging around.

But I wanted to know whether sdl or vmware or qxl are better. Anybody has done a comparison?

sdl requires extra libraries (more overhead?)
vmware seems the least complex
qxl requires crazy spice booting over TCP/IP (unnecessary protocol and never managed to launch it)

I ask because while m$$7 is pretty smooth m$$8 is slow as hell. m$$8 doesn't have 'classic' theme nor a way to turn down color map.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 2:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to run vmware workstation and used the vnc server option to get a 1920x1200 display. I have now switched over the qemu with kvm and found the only way I could still get the 1920x1200 display size was with the vmware compatible vnc servr option, so that's what I use, but I do not need high quality animation or extreme color, as I use it for software development and system administration, not games, CAD, or graphic arts stuff. I have had no problems with the qemu vmware vnc server at all. I use it together with the tightvnc viewer, as that is what I run when I manually start a vnc server on my physical machines. It just works and does what I need it to do.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't tried the vmware driver, but spice is certainly smoother than sdl.

My script is:

Code:
addcd="-drive file=/home/blah/virtio-win-0.1-59.iso,media=cdrom"

fakedrive="-drive file=/home/blah/fake.img,index=1,media=disk,if=virtio"

#display="-display sdl -vga std -no-frame"
display="-vga qxl -spice port=5900,addr=127.0.0.1,disable-ticketing"

qemu-system-i386 -machine pc,accel=kvm -boot c -drive file=/home/blah/winxp.img,index=0,media=disk,if=virtio,cache=none,aio=native -m 1500 -localtime -usb -usbdevice tablet -name xp -net user -smb /home/blah/shared -net nic,model=rtl8139 -no-hpet $addcd $display -daemonize

spicec -h 127.0.0.1 -p 5900 -t xp &


Windows *makes* it awkward, e.g. we have to add a fake temporary drive using virtio, just to get Windows to prompt to *install* the virtio driver, so virtio can be used in future. Wouldn't it be nice if we could just tell Windows to simply install the damn driver :x

Edit: Removed -no-frame, which is an option for SDL rather than spice.
Edit2: Changed smb to be its own option - something changed in qemu 1.7.0 maybe?


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But why would you want to install it if you didn't have any device to use it with? :|

Soopid windoze! :evil:
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Code:
Error: x error on display :0.0 error BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes) minor 0 request X_SetInputFocus


After executing spicec, any clues?
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