SPICE three monitors - Windows 10 VM

lweidig

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Oct 20, 2011
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I have a VM setup using SPICE with three monitors and as long as I leave the memory setting at 32MB it will boot fine and runs though video performance at times is a bit slow. Any time I try to increase this all I get at the console is: Guest has not initialized the display (yet). The VM uses almost 0 resources but never actually boots (well I gave it 30 minutes once which equals never :)).

This is a fully updated Proxmox system:

proxmox-ve: 6.2-1 (running kernel: 5.4.41-1-pve)
pve-manager: 6.2-4 (running version: 6.2-4/9824574a)
pve-kernel-5.4: 6.2-2
pve-kernel-helper: 6.2-2
pve-kernel-5.3: 6.1-6
pve-kernel-5.4.41-1-pve: 5.4.41-1
pve-kernel-5.4.34-1-pve: 5.4.34-2
pve-kernel-5.3.18-3-pve: 5.3.18-3
pve-kernel-5.3.13-3-pve: 5.3.13-3
pve-kernel-4.13.4-1-pve: 4.13.4-26
pve-kernel-4.10.15-1-pve: 4.10.15-15
pve-kernel-4.4.67-1-pve: 4.4.67-92
pve-kernel-4.4.40-1-pve: 4.4.40-82
pve-kernel-4.4.35-2-pve: 4.4.35-79
pve-kernel-4.4.35-1-pve: 4.4.35-77
pve-kernel-4.4.19-1-pve: 4.4.19-66
pve-kernel-4.4.13-2-pve: 4.4.13-58
pve-kernel-4.4.13-1-pve: 4.4.13-56
pve-kernel-4.4.6-1-pve: 4.4.6-48
ceph-fuse: 12.2.11+dfsg1-2.1+b1
corosync: 3.0.3-pve1
criu: 3.11-3
glusterfs-client: 5.5-3
ifupdown: 0.8.35+pve1
ksm-control-daemon: 1.3-1
libjs-extjs: 6.0.1-10
libknet1: 1.15-pve1
libproxmox-acme-perl: 1.0.4
libpve-access-control: 6.1-1
libpve-apiclient-perl: 3.0-3
libpve-common-perl: 6.1-2
libpve-guest-common-perl: 3.0-10
libpve-http-server-perl: 3.0-5
libpve-storage-perl: 6.1-8
libqb0: 1.0.5-1
libspice-server1: 0.14.2-4~pve6+1
lvm2: 2.03.02-pve4
lxc-pve: 4.0.2-1
lxcfs: 4.0.3-pve2
novnc-pve: 1.1.0-1
proxmox-mini-journalreader: 1.1-1
proxmox-widget-toolkit: 2.2-1
pve-cluster: 6.1-8
pve-container: 3.1-6
pve-docs: 6.2-4
pve-edk2-firmware: 2.20200229-1
pve-firewall: 4.1-2
pve-firmware: 3.1-1
pve-ha-manager: 3.0-9
pve-i18n: 2.1-2
pve-qemu-kvm: 5.0.0-2
pve-xtermjs: 4.3.0-1
qemu-server: 6.2-2
smartmontools: 7.1-pve2
spiceterm: 3.1-1
vncterm: 1.6-1
zfsutils-linux: 0.8.4-pve1

Hoping to improve performace as this is otherwise a very usable solution for me to access my Windows environment from my Macbook Pro. Thanks!
 

aaron

Proxmox Staff Member
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Jun 3, 2019
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I was able to reproduce this problem and after more testing, it appears to behave even more peculiar depending on the number of displays and memory size set. I don't know how to solve it yet but created a bug report [0] to keep track of the problem.

You can subscribe to it to get updates.

[0] https://bugzilla.proxmox.com/show_bug.cgi?id=2799
 

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