1.193.1. RHBA-2011:1051: xorg-x11-drv-qxl bug fix update
An updated xorg-x11-drv-qxl package that fixes two bugs is now available Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
The xorg-x11-qxl-drv package provides an X11 video driver for the QEMU QXL video accelerator. This driver makes it possible to use Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 as a guest operating system under KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) and the machine emulator QEMU with the Simple Protocol for Independent Computing Environments (SPICE).
* Prior to this update, only a limited number of resolution choices were available for xql drivers inside the guest, none exceeded 1024x768 in size. To achieve a higher resolution the xorg.conf configuration file had to be manually edited. With this update larger resolutions are provided for guests with appropriate hardware. (BZ#581841
* Prior to this update, the X server unexpectedly aborted with a segmentation fault and the GNOME Display Manager (GDM) respawned if trying to switch to a virtual console with a key combination in certain circumstances. Now, switching to a virtual console and back to the graphical desktop works as expected. (BZ#585141
All users of KVM-based virtualization are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which fixes these bugs.