xorg can't load qxl driver

Robert Thompson rob at robsfreespace.com
Mon Jun 7 14:45:10 PDT 2010

On 08/06/10 06:19, Dan Nicholson wrote:
> 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.
> --
> Dan
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Author couldn't get it going the way he was trying.

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