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bug#36069: Menu-based installer unusable through noVNC

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: bug#36069: Menu-based installer unusable through noVNC
Date: Fri, 19 Jul 2019 13:58:55 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.2 (gnu/linux)


Robert Vollmert <address@hidden> skribis:

>> On 26. Jun 2019, at 22:23, pelzflorian (Florian Pelz) <address@hidden> wrote:
>> On Wed, Jun 26, 2019 at 06:51:41PM +0200, Björn Höfling wrote:
>>> What's the conclusion? Maybe that Guix is fine and the VNC-clients are
>>> also fine. It might just be a matter of configuration or using an older
>>> version with bugs?
>> Passing “-vga cirrus” reduces the display size.
>> The command “man qemu” says:
>> -vga type
>>    Select type of VGA card to emulate. Valid values for type
>>    are
>>    cirrus
>>        Cirrus Logic GD5446 Video card. All Windows versions
>>        starting from Windows 95 should recognize and use
>>        this graphic card. For optimal performances, use 16
>>        bit color depth in the guest and the host OS.  (This
>>        card was the default before QEMU 2.2)
>> So presumably the VPS is using an old QEMU or passes -vga cirrus.
> Great find! Indeed, lspci lists
> 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Cirrus Logic GD 5446
> Is this something that could be fixed by including a driver for that
> card in the kernel?

I suppose so.

Mark, WDYT about adding support for Cirrus VGA cards to the kernel?
What would it take to do so?


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