On Wed, Feb 01, 2012 at 04:57:55PM +0200, Alon Levy wrote:
On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 10:32:05PM +0200, Yaniv Kaul wrote:
> On 01/30/2012 10:25 PM, Adam Litke wrote:
> >On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 09:20:03PM +0200, Yaniv Kaul wrote:
> >>On 01/30/2012 09:10 PM, André Felício wrote:
> >>>There are plans to enable other types of console for oVirt? Access by
> >>>VNC or RPD?
> >>>There are many SO (windows) that access by SPICE is a little tricky.
> >>What's tricky with Spice? If there's anything we can do to help
> >>Spice easier to use, let us know.
> >I had a couple of issues when using spice that I can contribute to the
> >* The Firefox plugin is not widely available for non-RH Linux distros.
> >* I did not find any documentation for creating an optimal Linux guest with
> > spice. (Windows documentation seems a bit more complete).
Which documentation are you referecing? a lot of it is sadly out of
date, but we have ongoing work to translate the newbie and other odp
files to docbook and update it in the same time. Or are you refering to
the wiki? I don't recall docs there for that, but it's also a mess (some
parts at least).
Thanks for following up...
I looked on spice-space.org
(wiki and the documentation nav link). I was
actually suprised that the Windows proceedure had more documentation than Linux.
> >* The QXL device was showing up as a Standard VGA Controller in my Windows XP
> > guest.
So it was also working as such, i.e. sending bitmaps only. If you
install the qxl driver (qxl.sys, qxldd.dll) you will see it as a Red Hat
Virtual GPU or some such message. And performance will improve.
Windows would not allow me to update the driver for the "Standard VGA
Controller" insisting that the best driver was already installed.
> >* Without optimizations, spice video and cursor
responsiveness seemed much
> > slower than vnc over a compressed SSH tunnel.
> I warmly suggest involving the Spice team with the above issues, I'm
> sure they'll be happy to help.
> Some look like bugs, some configuration, some will indeed require
> some development work.
> I know specifically the Spice XPI is getting some attention - it had
> a new version released yesterday.
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Adam Litke <agl(a)us.ibm.com>
IBM Linux Technology Center