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  • 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

  • #2
    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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    • #3
      Microsoft

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

      Also, what about VMware?

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      • #4
        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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        • #5
          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
          Michael Larabel
          http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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          • #6
            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.

            - Gilboa
            DEV: Intel S2600C0, 2xE52658V2, 32GB, 4x2TB + 2x3TB, GTX780, F21/x86_64, Dell U2711.
            SRV: Intel S5520SC, 2xX5680, 36GB, 4x2TB, GTX550, F21/x86_64, Dell U2412..
            BACK: Tyan Tempest i5400XT, 2xE5335, 8GB, 3x1.5TB, 9800GTX, F21/x86-64.
            LAP: ASUS N56VJ, i7-3630QM, 16GB, 1TB, 635M, F21/x86_64.

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            • #7
              Advantage?

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

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              • #8
                Real Cirrus

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

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                • #9
                  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.

                  - Gilboa
                  DEV: Intel S2600C0, 2xE52658V2, 32GB, 4x2TB + 2x3TB, GTX780, F21/x86_64, Dell U2711.
                  SRV: Intel S5520SC, 2xX5680, 36GB, 4x2TB, GTX550, F21/x86_64, Dell U2412..
                  BACK: Tyan Tempest i5400XT, 2xE5335, 8GB, 3x1.5TB, 9800GTX, F21/x86-64.
                  LAP: ASUS N56VJ, i7-3630QM, 16GB, 1TB, 635M, F21/x86_64.

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