Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 965851
When changing from cirrus->qxl, offer to change from vnc->spice
Last modified: 2014-03-16 23:33:47 EDT
Description of problem:
For example, it lets you leave the connection as VNC if you change the display adapter from Cirrus to Spice. That doesn't work well.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
I can't quite parse that, do you mean change from cirrus->qxl ?
VNC _should_ work with QXL, if it doesn't that's a qemu bug. In fact this combo can be useful for testing: spice+qxl is responsible for many qemu crashes, reproducing (or not) with VNC+qxl or spice+cirrus can be a useful datapoint.
Correct, I changed from cirrus to qxl, and it didn't work. (garbage on screen), so I assumed it wasn't expected to.
I went the opposite direction upstream: ripped out the 'do you want to add/remove spicevmc' when changing vnc->spice
virt-manager and virt-install will use spice + qxl + spicevmc as default everywhere unless the user expressly overrides it, that should be sufficient to put the right defaults in place. qxl and spice _should_ work but of course it's not that well tested so issues might arise, but we should deal with them if they exist since it's a useful debugging scenario