Bug 1129803 - Graphical console blank with Ubuntu 14.04 guests
Summary: Graphical console blank with Ubuntu 14.04 guests
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: virt-manager
Version: 20
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Cole Robinson
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-08-13 17:14 UTC by Jared Wallace
Modified: 2014-09-19 10:13 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version: virt-manager-1.0.1-4.fc20
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2014-09-19 10:13:24 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Jared Wallace 2014-08-13 17:14:49 UTC
Description of problem:
When creating a new VM guest of 14.04 ubuntu server, the console fails to display after creation.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedroa 20, up to date, virt-manager version 1.0.1

How reproducible:
So far, every time. My colleague has the same issue, with the same environment.

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Select a new machine based on a 14.04 ubuntu server image.
2.When prompted for the OS type, select linux, version, select 13.10(or later) option.
3.Once built, attempt to open graphical console.

Actual results:
blank console screen

Expected results:
an actual working console to the new VM

Additional info:
Workaround: Select the OS version to be Ubuntu 12.04

Comment 1 Cole Robinson 2014-08-15 15:51:00 UTC
This is caused by use of qxl, see a similar report here:


Ubuntu historically wants to use vmvga as the graphics device, we should carry that forward for future ubuntu versions.

Comment 2 Cole Robinson 2014-09-06 17:50:44 UTC
Fixed upstream:

commit 7d25dbe7a3d6a53211ada57e7312495fcf7a34cc
Author: Cole Robinson <crobinso@redhat.com>
Date:   Sat Sep 6 13:36:48 2014 -0400

    osdict: Always use vmvga for ubuntu

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2014-09-08 15:29:56 UTC
virt-manager-1.0.1-4.fc20 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 20.

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2014-09-09 22:06:10 UTC
Package virt-manager-1.0.1-4.fc20:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 20 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing virt-manager-1.0.1-4.fc20'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2014-09-19 10:13:24 UTC
virt-manager-1.0.1-4.fc20 has been pushed to the Fedora 20 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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