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Re: [Libguestfs] virt-v2v: default graphics driver for SUSE guests

Hi Pino,

On 2/21/19 3:07 AM, Pino Toscano wrote:
> in 2013 you added the support for SUSE guests in the old virt-v2v (the
> one written in Perl); the commit doing it is attached, since the old
> virt-v2v was hosted on fedorahosted.org, which is no more.
> As part of that change, the default graphics driver was changed to be
> cirrus for SUSE guests, and qxl (as before) for any other.

Ah, yes! I remember fighting through that process...  ;)

> When Rich Jones rewrote virt-v2v in 2014 in OCaml, he kept the same
> logic [1]; this is still there today [2], and none of the other
> SUSE-related changes that were done (mostly by another SUSE guy,
> Cédric Bosdonnat) changed that in any way.
> My question is: is using cirrus still the best choice for SUSE guests?
> If not, what about using qxl as well, as done for any non-SUSE guest?
> (We can also do that depending on the version of the guest, in case
> only newer SUSE versions work fine with qxl).

At the time of my commit, we had to use cirrus. However, I believe all
the currently supported SUSE versions should now work with qxl. Let me
verify that, and hopefully the exception can be removed.

Thanks for reaching out, and I'll be in touch as soon as I've got a more
complete answer.


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