Implementation Spice on Ubuntu 11.10 KVM Server

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UPDATE on 12/03/11. Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) alpha 1 is out.
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View Qemu-kvm 1.0 & Spice 0.10.0 & Spice-Gtk-0.7.81 USB redirection for Ubuntu Precise, Oneiric and Linux Mint 12 (Lisa)
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UPDATE on 10/15/11. Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) final release is out.
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1. Set up Qemu-kvm 0.15.0(spice enabled), Spice Server (0.8.2), Spice-Gtk-0.7-2(via Debian)
Stable Qemu-kvm-0.15.0+noroms(spice enabled), Spice Server&Client 0.8.2, Spice-Gtk-0.7-2 (via Debian)
2. First view “howtos”
a.Set up Qemu&Spice USB redirection on Ubuntu 11.10
b.Set up Qemu&Spice&Libvirt 0.9.6 USB Redirection on Ubuntu 11.10
3.Link for PPA Qemu&Spice USB redirection and Libvirt 0.9.6 on Ubuntu 11.10
4.View also Qemu-kvm 0.15.1 & Spice USB Redirection support for Ubuntu Oneiric
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UPDATE on 08/27/2011. Following bellow seems to be the best way to implement Qemu-kvm 0.15.0 spice enabled, Spice Server 0.8.2 and Spice-Gtk-0.7 with GObject-introspection enabled on Ubuntu 11.10 in meantime close to Beta 1. View PPA Building Spice-Gtk-0.7 via Debian Unstable with Gobject-introspection enabled. View for core details Implementation Spice on Ubuntu 11.10 KVM Server the most recent approach.
Qemu-kvm 0.15.0 was built with changed dependencies (due to SpiceServer 0.8.2 with embedded libcelt051) in the same PPA
Packages from https://launchpad.net/~bderzhavets/+archive/test-deb2 installed with no conflicts on Oneiric daily build 08/27/11. Spice sessions (via VirtManager) in QXL mode (64M vram) for install and for runtime have been run. The most recent snapshot for seabios supporting 64M vram for QXL device
uploaded to PPAs ppa:bderzhavets/test-deb2, ppa:bderzhavets/test-deb1

To install packages from PPA

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bderzhavet/test-deb2
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install qemu-kvm qemu qemu-common \
libspice-client-glib-2.0-4 libspice-client-glib-2.0-dev \
libspice-client-gtk-2.0-1 libspice-client-gtk-2.0-dev \
libspice-client-gtk-3.0-1 libspice-client-gtk-3.0-dev \
python-spice-client-gtk spice-client-gtk spice-client \
seabios

$ sudo apt-get install virtinst virt-manager virt-viewer

You might have to disable apparmor profile for libvirtd

$ sudo ln -s /etc/apparmor.d/usr.sbin.libvirtd /etc/apparmor.d/disable/
$ sudo apparmor_parser -R /etc/apparmor.d/usr.sbin.libvirtd
$ sudo adduser $USER kvm
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All packages required are already in PPA “Spice-Gtk-0.7 on Ubuntu 11.10″. Spice-gtk-0.7 has been done for Oneiric as two builds. First one with python, gobject-introspection enabled and –with-gtk=”2.0″(GTK2). Second one –with-introspection and –with-gtk=”3.0″ (GTK3).This builds actually are the core builds in PPA, which bring RH’s technologies to Ubuntu 11.10. Notice, that option –with-audio=”pulse” is also used by both builds and appears to be working fine.
Following bellow is brief description of PPA Spice-Gtk-0.7 on Ubuntu 11.10.
View also PPA Qemu-kvm 0.15.0 and Spice on Ubuntu 11.10

1.The most recent qemu-kvm packages were done via “git clone git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/virt/kvm/qemu-kvm.git” are Release 0.15.0 as of 08/10/2011.
$ git clone git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/virt/kvm/qemu-kvm.git
$ cd qemu-kvm
$ git checkout -b stable-0.15 origin/stable-0.15
$ cd ..
Copy to building directory :
$ cp -R qemu-kvm ../BUILD/qemu-kvm-mmddyy
Stable branch is already patched to fix “QXL” issues and to support spicevmc channel

2. Spice-gtk-0.7 has been done for Oneiric as two builds.

GTK2 build performed with
./configure --prefix=/usr --build=x86_64-linux-gnu \
--mandir=/usr/share/man --infodir=/usr/share/info \
--datadir=/usr/share \
--sysconfdir=/etc --localstatedir=/var \
--libexecdir=/usr/bin \
--with-python --disable-static \
--enable-introspection \
--enable-smartcard=no \
--with-gtk="2.0" --with-audio="pulse"

GTK3 build performed with
./configure --prefix=/usr --build=x86_64-linux-gnu \
--mandir=/usr/share/man --infodir=/usr/share/info \
--datadir=/usr/share \
--sysconfdir=/etc --localstatedir=/var \
--libexecdir=/usr/bin \
--disable-static \
--enable-introspection \
--with-gtk="3.0" --enable-smartcard=no --with-audio="pulse"

libspice-protocol-dev 0.8.1-1 is required by both builds

3.Current version of spice-vdagent for Oneiric as KVM guest installs service and *.desktop (file) automatically and requires guest restart for activation or manual gdm restart and starting service.

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Install software from PPA :-
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$ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:bderzhavets/spice-7
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install qemu-kvm qemu qemu-common \
libspice-client libspice-client-dev \
libspicegtk3-client libspicegtk3-client-dev \
spice libspice-protocol-dev spicegtk3-client

$ sudo apt-get install virtinst virt-viewer virt-manager

Disable libvirtd’s apparmor profile :

$ sudo ln -s /etc/apparmor.d/usr.sbin.libvirtd /etc/apparmor.d/disable/
$ sudo apparmor_parser -R /etc/apparmor.d/usr.sbin.libvirtd
$ sudo adduser $USER kvm
$ sudo reboot







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