4.356. xorg-x11-drv-qxl

An updated xorg-x11-drv-qxl package that fixes multiple bugs and adds various enhancements is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The xorg-x11-drv-qxl package provides an X11 video driver for the QEMU QXL video accelerator. This driver makes it possible to use Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 as a guest operating system under the KVM kernel module and the QEMU multi-platform emulator, using the SPICE protocol.
The xorg-x11-drv-qxl package has been upgraded to upstream version 0.0.14, which provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous version. BZ#713857
All users of xorg-x11-drv-qxl are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which fixes these bugs and adds these enhancements.
An updated xorg-x11-drv-qxl package that fixes two bug is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The xorg-x11-drv-qxl package provides an X11 video driver for the QEMU QXL video accelerator. This driver makes it possible to use Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 as a guest operating system under the KVM kernel module and the QEMU multi-platform emulator, using the SPICE protocol.

Bug Fixes

BZ#794877
The QXL driver for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 did not contain the compatibility layer. As a consequence, updating a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 guest running on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 host in the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 2.2 environment caused the SPICE client window to become black after the update, and therefore unusable. A patch has been applied to ensure proper compatibility and the driver now works correctly in the described scenario.
BZ#799524
The QXL driver for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 was not able to cache images on the client side. This led to visible and significant impact on user experience (users could have experienced delays when loading images contained in web presentations or slideshows). With this update, images can be optionally cached on the client side.
All users of xorg-x11-drv-qxl are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which fixes these bugs.