KVM Display Driver Comparisons

ml1941

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Can someone point me to the pros/cons of the various KVM display drivers? I'm finding it hard to find reliable info on this topic.

My use case is several Linux guests running X, accessible with RDP. Does the configured display driver even matter for this? Note that I am not trying to passthrough a physical video card on the host to guests. I just want to understand the pros/cons of the various software drivers and get some guidance on which use cases make sense for each.
 

wolfgang

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Oct 1, 2014
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Hi,

I would use for this case spice (qxl) display.
It has more performance and you can if you like use spice protocol.
The overhead is minimal and the qxl driver is included in all accrual Linux Distros.
 

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