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Thread: A Virtual KMS Driver For QEMU Comes, Again

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    Default A Virtual KMS Driver For QEMU Comes, Again

    Phoronix: A Virtual KMS Driver For QEMU Comes, Again

    A virtual Cirrus KMS driver has once again appeared for providing kernel mode-setting support for virtualized guests using QEMU...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTA5NTc

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    Default Great

    I hope this driver improves in the future so it doesn't suck.

    Also, is there any KMS driver for VirtualBox?
    I suspect not.
    It would be sweet if there were, I hope one comes...

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    Default Microsoft

    Does Microsoft Hyper-V support KMS?
    I hope they contribute it.

    Also, what about VMware?

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    Quote Originally Posted by uid313 View Post
    I hope this driver improves in the future so it doesn't suck.
    According to the article, Dave said the (emulated) hardware sucked, not the driver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bridgman View Post
    According to the article, Dave said the (emulated) hardware sucked, not the driver.
    At least with SPICE things will potentially improve a bit: http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...tem&px=MTA1NTQ

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    At least with SPICE things will potentially improve a bit: http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...tem&px=MTA1NTQ
    In 99% of all cases QXL is supposed to replace the cirrus emulated card.
    *However*, looking at the spice website, the work on getting an accelerated 2D (and later on, accelerated 3D) is far from being finished.

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    Default Advantage?

    Does this have any advantage for running virtual guests through qemu/kvm on a server?

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    Default Real Cirrus

    I wonder if its ever going to support the real Cirrus graphics card.
    But then again, who cares.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wpoely86 View Post
    Does this have any advantage for running virtual guests through qemu/kvm on a server?
    Given the fact the a lot of management tools are GUI based, having fast emulated graphics will reduce the load of having a GUI console open.

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