xorg can't load qxl driver

Dan Nicholson dbn.lists at gmail.com
Mon Jun 7 13:19:01 PDT 2010

On Mon, Jun 7, 2010 at 10:51 AM, brian <brianm at io.com> wrote:
> I've been trying to get Red Hat's Spice loaded to use for my Ubuntu VM for
> more than a month now.  I finally got the full spice package installed and
> configured but it needs qxl drivers loaded in x windows which so far I've
> been unable to accomplish.
> I followed the instructions here:
> http://www.cs.rug.nl/~jurjen/ApprenticesNotes/ch28s06.html
> However, when I edit the xorg.conf file to load the qxl drivers I
> installed, then stop and start gdm it complains that it can't find drivers
> "qxl" and "void" and puts me into low graphics mode.  When I try to
> reinstall the drivers, it says latest drivers already installed nothing
> left to do.  I don't understand why this isn't working.  The drivers are
> installed, the hardware shows up, the xorg.conf has been modified.  Are
> the istructions relating to the xorg.conf incorrect?  That's the only
> thing I can think of.

Where is the qxl driver being installed? Is it the same place that the
server expects to find drivers? The normal place would be something
like /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers if you're on x86. I see the
instructions there are instructing you to pass --libdir=/usr/lib64
when building qxl. Don't do that if you're not on x86_64.

On the other hand, I don't know why you don't have the void input
driver. Maybe it's not installed. I don't know the debian/ubuntu
package name, but it might be xserver-xorg-input-void.

Anyway, your log would help.


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