Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 528764
qemu's SDL backend doesn't release the console framebuffer on exit
Last modified: 2011-06-27 10:26:52 EDT
Description of problem:
Change the <graphics/> element to <graphics type='sdl'/>.
Put SELinux into permissive mode (RHBZ#528759).
Start the guest.
The guest will grab the local framebuffer as it starts. The guest's display will work fine. However, there is no longer a way to recover the local display. Powering off the guest, which has to be done in the guest itself as there is no access to any other display, does not cause the local display to be released. The only way to get a desktop back appears to be to reboot.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
libvirt-0.7.1-11.fc11.x86_64 (virt-preview on F-11)
Okay, moving to qemu - AFAICT, the main problem here is that qemu's SDL backend is releasing the framebuffer when it shuts down
Realistically, I can't see anyone getting to this any time soon - VNC is the only graphics backend we put any effort into supporting
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database. Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 13 development cycle.
Changing version to '13'.
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