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Updated spice-vdagent packages that fix two bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The spice-vdagent packages provide a SPICE agent for Linux guests.
- Previously, when using a SPICE client and the SPICE protocol to connect to a virtual machine, copying and pasting text to and from the client failed for certain applications running in the guest. This update ensures that the spice-vdagent utility properly handles the TIMESTAMP and STRING selection types, and the problem no longer occurs.
- Prior to this update, SPICE agents in some cases did not properly store the resolution of the guest screen opened by virt viewer. Consequently, the resolution of the guest screen unintentionally changed in certain situations, such as after enabling and disabling a second guest screen. This update ensures that guest screen resolution is stored properly, and thus prevents the described problem.
- Due to a race condition between the SPICE client and the guest's gnome-settings-daemon, using the SPICE client to re-enable a previously disabled guest display in some cases failed. This update ensures that gnome-settings-daemon no longer unintentionally attempts to enable or disable guest displays, which prevents the problem from occurring.
- After disabling a guest display using the remote-viewer menu, the disabled display was in some cases immediately re-enabled. This update fixes the underlying code, and disabled guest displays no longer get automatically reactivated.
Users of spice-vdagent are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs.