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    Default A KMS Driver Finally Comes For QEMU/QXL

    Phoronix: A KMS Driver Finally Comes For QEMU/QXL

    David Airlie has published a Linux kernel mode-setting driver for the QXL virtual hardware device that's available via QEMU for virtualized environments...

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

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    Good news! I see KVM in the next year possibly hitting the usability of virtualbox, and the fewer Oracle products I can use the better. It doesn't hurt that the tight integration with Linux means KVM can be really efficient as a VM platform.

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    The Cirrus driver gets it name from Cirrus Logic, a early graphics card company from the 80s.

    Where does the name of the QXL driver come from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zanny View Post
    Good news! I see KVM in the next year possibly hitting the usability of virtualbox, and the fewer Oracle products I can use the better. It doesn't hurt that the tight integration with Linux means KVM can be really efficient as a VM platform.
    Keep in mind that as a server virtualization product (KVM's main target), KVM is far better than VirtualBox.
    Never the less, I'll be nice to have better out of the box experience when using KVM via KMS and ultimately, working OpenGL support.

    - Gilboa

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    This will be benefitial for RHEV Desktop users running Linux in the enterprise market. I'm currently running CentOS host with 4 Windows VM's via KVM and SPICE and it works great on DELL SC1430 server. Rock solid. Next thing I would like to try out is CentOS host with three Linux guests (2 CentOS servers and one Fedora desktop) but I'm waiting for a better desktop PC, I can't wait to try out Fedora 19 running with KMS enabled QXL driver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by combuster View Post
    This will be benefitial for RHEV Desktop users running Linux in the enterprise market. I'm currently running CentOS host with 4 Windows VM's via KVM and SPICE and it works great on DELL SC1430 server. Rock solid. Next thing I would like to try out is CentOS host with three Linux guests (2 CentOS servers and one Fedora desktop) but I'm waiting for a better desktop PC, I can't wait to try out Fedora 19 running with KMS enabled QXL driver.
    One of the biggest ironies* is that the QXL Windows drivers is far better than its Linux counter part.

    - Gilboa
    * Actually, not really an irony given the QXL history.

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