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Bug Fix Advisory xorg-x11-drv-qxl bug fix update

Advisory: RHBA-2011:1051-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2011-07-21
Last updated on: 2011-07-21
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

Details

An updated xorg-x11-drv-qxl package that fixes two bugs is now available Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 5.

The xorg-x11-qxl-drv package provides an X11 video driver for the QEMU QXL video
accelerator. This driver makes it possible to use Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 as
a guest operating system under KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) and the
machine emulator QEMU with the Simple Protocol for Independent Computing
Environments (SPICE).

This update fixes the following bugs:

* Prior to this update, only a limited number of resolution choices were
available for xql drivers inside the guest, none exceeded 1024x768 in size. To
achieve a higher resolution the xorg.conf configuration file had to be manually
edited. With this update larger resolutions are provided for guests with
appropriate hardware. (BZ#581841)

* Prior to this update, the X server unexpectedly aborted with a segmentation
fault and the GNOME Display Manager (GDM) respawned if trying to switch to a
virtual console with a key combination in certain circumstances. Now, switching
to a virtual console and back to the graphical desktop works as expected.
(BZ#585141)

All users of KVM-based virtualization are advised to upgrade to this updated
package, which fixes these bugs.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure all previously-released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to
use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
https://access.redhat.com/kb/docs/DOC-11259/

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
xorg-x11-drv-qxl-0.0.12-2.el5.src.rpm     MD5: fab904bf06da79231557553956a8c698
SHA-256: c0d19c0a38d4ecf5cf624244850cce089997a3423f3b5df8fd1f0c67350a4fbf
 
IA-32:
xorg-x11-drv-qxl-0.0.12-2.el5.i386.rpm     MD5: deaf412fc26ecfa182e8a8c14e7d049d
SHA-256: 047199ea180130aea5297f2b2e76a35104c61988e1bf6b719f9bce4dd2288e6e
 
x86_64:
xorg-x11-drv-qxl-0.0.12-2.el5.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 5418368e658050d7d9b2b69c1aab04ad
SHA-256: ef4e7aca8f33203b5ba151d386bac1e6a4705ca9face24f38a06e51cbb7319d8
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
xorg-x11-drv-qxl-0.0.12-2.el5.src.rpm     MD5: fab904bf06da79231557553956a8c698
SHA-256: c0d19c0a38d4ecf5cf624244850cce089997a3423f3b5df8fd1f0c67350a4fbf
 
IA-32:
xorg-x11-drv-qxl-0.0.12-2.el5.i386.rpm     MD5: deaf412fc26ecfa182e8a8c14e7d049d
SHA-256: 047199ea180130aea5297f2b2e76a35104c61988e1bf6b719f9bce4dd2288e6e
 
x86_64:
xorg-x11-drv-qxl-0.0.12-2.el5.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 5418368e658050d7d9b2b69c1aab04ad
SHA-256: ef4e7aca8f33203b5ba151d386bac1e6a4705ca9face24f38a06e51cbb7319d8
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

581841 - Screen size limited to 1024x768 with default qxl configuration



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