1.311. xorg-x11-drv-qxl

An updated xorg-x11-drv-qxl package that fixes various bugs is now available.
xorg-x11-qxl-drv is 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 KVM and QEMU, using the SPICE protocol.
This updated package includes support for rev. 02 devices with surfaces. (BZ#670009)
Bug Fixes
BZ#623652
When using the qxl driver, resolution choices inside the guest would not exceed 1024x768 in size unless the xorg.conf configuration file was created and manually edited. This update ensures that larger resolutions are now available for guests with appropriate hardware without requiring a manual change to the xorg.conf file.
BZ#626508
When using the qxl driver, when connected to a virtual guest using SPICE and logging into a desktop session from the GDM display manager, switching to a virtual console using a key combination caused a server crash, and GDM to respawn. This update fixes this issue so that in the aforementioned situation, switching to a virtual console and back to the graphical desktop now works as expected.
BZ#680120
Xorg crashed shortly after X started up. This was caused by an insufficient amount of video memory made available to the qxl device. This update fixes this by making additional memory available to Xorg so that it no longer crashes.
BZ#680865
Running the Xorg command with the configure parameter (Xorg -configure) using the qxl driver resulted in a blacked out console window. This update provides a fix so that Xorg no longer crashed when run with the -configure parameter.
BZ#684994
The description field against the X.Org X11 qxl video driver was non-descriptive and stated only the name of the driver. This is now fixed to include descriptive information about the video driver.
Users are advised to upgrade to this updated xorg-x11-drv-qxl package.