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SPICE is a protocol for communication of virtual machines with host operating systems.

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KVM-QEMU-SPICE: drag 'n drop files from guest to host?

Spice's guest tools work well for file transfers from host to guest, but don't work from guest to host. Spice's Webdav extension is a good workaround, but it has drawbacks (doesn't work from virt-...
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KVM error -- Viewer was disconnected. Encountered SPICE error-link. Host is Ubuntu 18.04 after update from 16.04

KVM was working on my work computer under Ubuntu 16.04. It reached EOL so the IT Dept updated it to 18.04 (desktop). When I try to load an old VM, instead of starting the machine, I get the error &...
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How to emulate a vertical screen in Xubuntu guest?

I am using an Xubuntu guest virtual machine with Virt-Manager, Spice, and QXL. I want to rotate the virtual display to be vertical so as to fit my monitor. Stuff I tried: Settings > Display in ...
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After removing VDAgent Spice Ubuntu won't boot

As the title says, I can't boot. Instead I get a black screen with a bunch of words I do not understand. What I have done to attempt fixing: I noticed that if I go to advanced options in the GRUB ...
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How to set up dynamic screen sizing for a qemu windows 10 guest on ubuntu 18.04?

I have a dual-boot setup on my laptop: Ubuntu 18.04 and Windows 10. From within ubuntu, I can boot to my existing windows partition using qemu with the help of this guide. The command I am using is ...
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How can I improve performance with spice protocol?

So I have a number of VMs running under quemu on Ubuntu 18.04. Everything works fine except accessing the VMs remotely: the slower the connection, the worse it gets. Running them on 4K monitor. Using ...
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Where can I get hold of SPICE guest tools for Lubuntu?

It seems that gnome-boxes requires a package called 'SPICE guest tools' to be installed on a guest system, in order for USB devices to be redirected from the host to the guest. I am running Lubuntu 18....
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Can I use SPICE as a VNC replacement for fast local 5ghz remote desktop?

I know spice is used by virt-manager to control virtual machines. Can I use SPICE to do the same thing but over a fast 5ghz local network? I want to control the machine on the other room but I need it ...
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Spice breaks clipboard copy

I am running a fleet of KVM machines on Ubuntu 19.10 host. The fleet includes both Linux and Windows guests, and all of them share this issue: Copy with Ctrl+C only works every second time. That is, ...
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Ubuntu 19.04 suddenly not able to make it to boot menu

I did a fresh install of 19.04 about 2-3 weeks ago (complete wipe and install on a freshly partitioned hdd, not an upgrade.) I was pleasantly surprised at the amazing performance of the opensource ...
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remmina + qemu + linux client == clipboard woes

I have a kubuntu host running 19.04 and remmina installed from remmina-next. Guest is regular ubuntu 19.04, accessed through spice protocol. More than half of clipboard copies get "eaten" by the host:...
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KVM guest poor graphic performances

I'm a KVM newbie and I'm experiencing poor graphic performance. Host: Asus UX305FA with mini Ubuntu 17.10 with i3 window manager. Guest 1: Windows 10 Here is the content of win10.xml: <domain ...
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Enabling multiple screens on KVM/spice Ubuntu guest

I have installed Ubuntu Desktop 16.04 with KVM in a bare metal server. Then, using virt-manager, I have created a brand new Ubuntu Desktop 16.04 guest with a single QXL Video device and a Spice ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 KVM + QXL Guest - Can't change resolution

Using Spice + QXL for a 16.04 guest running on a 16.04 KVM hypervisor. This was working normally until recently. After the last reboot of the guest, resolution was set to 1024x768. When I try setting ...
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./configure doesn't generate MAKEFILE when building x11spice

I am trying to enable x11spice in my Docker container, I followed the README but after ./configure, there is no MAKEFILE was generate, so make has an error output saying make: *** No targets specified ...
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How can I remote control my hardware Ubuntu desktop with spice, instead of vnc?

I've used SPICE protocol on VMs, running on KVM/QEMU, but is it possible to remotely access my Ubuntu desktop session with a SPICE protocol, instead of VNC? SPICE performs a lot better, then VNC.
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Configuration and initialization of spice-vdagentd

I just installed spice-vdagent inside one of my VMs but it seems that spice-vdagentd is not currently running. Checking its systemd unit status shows some error about /var/run/spice-vdagentd/spice-...
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Configuration for spice-vdagentd

In a systemd config file /lib/systemd/system/spice-vdagent.service I found variable SPICE_VDAGENTD_EXTRA_ARGS. Where can I set the value of this variable? I'm working on a workaround for bug 1633609....
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How do I configure spice with KVM?

I'm trying to install and configure spice. However, I cannot find a source on how to do this.