Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1259205
qemu with -vga qxl can't display the mouse pointer
Last modified: 2017-03-24 13:51:29 EDT
Description of problem:
When launch qemu-kvm from terminal with -vga qxl, the mouse pointer disappeared.
But with -vga vmware, the mouse appears okay.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Launch qemu-kvm by using the following command:
qemu-kvm -m 1024 -monitor stdio -vga qxl -net nic -net user Fedora22.qcow2
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora 22/23 by using qemu-img and qemu-kvm;
2. Start Gnome Display Manager;
With full screen, the mouse disappears.
With full screen, the mouse appears.
With -vga vmware, the mouse works okay.
qemu-kvm -m 1024 -monitor stdio -vga vmware -net nic -net user Fedora22.qcow2
Sorry for the lack of response. Do you still see this on an f23+ host with f23+ VM?
I tried on F23 host with F23 VM, the bug still exists.
Thanks, I can reproduce. This seems to be related to relative mouse handling, using -usb tablet will 'fix' it and give better mouse interaction anyways.
rhel6 guest works as expected, so maybe this is a qxl or modesetting driver regression. -vga std is also affected
With F25 qemu and F25 guest this doesn't seem to be an issue anymore, with that minimal command line. I think F25 guest + vmmouse is better coordinated now, since using vmport=off gives crappy behavior again (but vmmouse=on is the qemu default)