Bug 754149 - "-usbdevice tablet" no longer works
"-usbdevice tablet" no longer works
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: qemu (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Fedora Virtualization Maintainers
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Reported: 2011-11-15 09:23 EST by Michael J. Chudobiak
Modified: 2013-01-09 19:32 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2012-07-09 08:36:55 EDT
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Description Michael J. Chudobiak 2011-11-15 09:23:42 EST
This command worked fine in F15:

/usr/bin/qemu-kvm -hda /var/lib/libvirt/images/MikeOfficeXP.img -usbdevice tablet -m 1024 -k en-us -vga qxl -spice port=5931,disable-ticketing &

However, in F16 the "-usbdevice tablet" clause no longer works. No mouse movement occurs in the Windows XP guest.

If that clause is removed, mouse movement occurs, but not in the tablet mode. (The tablet mode allows the mouse pointer to escape the spice viewer window. The non-tablet mouse mode confines the mouse to the spice viewer window until a special key sequence is pressed.)

http://blog.luboskocman.com/2011/02/getting-started-with-spice.html says that "-usbdevice tablet is deprecated but it allows you to move mouse between guest and client without having any guest tools (vdagent) installed. However it does not deal well with multiple guest displays." It should still work though, even if it is deprecated.

- Mike
Comment 1 Michael J. Chudobiak 2011-11-24 11:05:42 EST
Also observed on Ubuntu: https://bugs.launchpad.net/qemu/+bug/839790
Comment 2 Cole Robinson 2012-01-24 14:56:34 EST
Gerd, any thoughts? Maybe some upstream commit that might be a backport candidate?
Comment 3 Gerd Hoffmann 2012-01-26 03:24:37 EST
Never seen that myself, reportly going to device manager and reinstalling the device helps.  No idea what the root cause is.
Comment 4 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2012-03-15 13:55:55 EDT
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
Comment 5 Michael J. Chudobiak 2012-07-09 08:36:55 EDT
This issue seems to be fixed in current rawhide packages:

qemu-common.x86_64 2:1.1.0-4.fc18                                             
qemu-img.x86_64 2:1.1.0-4.fc18                                                
qemu-kvm.x86_64 2:1.1.0-4.fc18                                                
qemu-system-x86.x86_64 2:1.1.0-4.fc18

Closing bug.

- Mike

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