Package Details: xf86-video-qxl 0.1.5-2

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Package Base: xf86-video-qxl
Description: Xorg X11 qxl video driver
Upstream URL:
Licenses: MIT
Groups: xorg-drivers
Conflicts: X-ABI-VIDEODRV_VERSION>=24, X-ABI-VIDEODRV_VERSION<23, xf86-video-qxl-git
Submitter: None
Maintainer: eworm
Last Packager: eworm
Votes: 39
Popularity: 2.900904
First Submitted: 2010-08-23 15:41
Last Updated: 2017-01-12 08:27

Latest Comments

AJSlye commented on 2017-03-22 22:43

pgp key is invalid

testtube commented on 2017-02-11 10:17

yes, please for love of god this belong in official repos, spice-vdagent is there finally but qxl is not?! this is sorest point in arch linux for me, this 2 simple little package, it's the only thing I (forced to) use the AUR for, most other distro consider them essential.

webdawg commented on 2016-08-07 05:34

All right, I am following this up because I was not sure if the qxl setup was the same as my debian VM. I did not realize that spice-vdagent was a requirement for multi monitor and qxl.

do not forget to install and enable, also:

-device virtserialport,chardev=spicechannel0,name=com.redhat.spice.0 -chardev spicevmc,id=spicechannel0,name=vdagent

webdawg commented on 2016-08-07 05:09

I do not know if you guys were having the same issue that I was having with the qxl device, lagging, slowness, etc but:

sudo nano /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-qxl.conf

Section "Device"
Identifier "qxl"
Driver "qxl"
Option "ENABLE_SURFACES" "False"

And restart X.

Looking for a way to enable the 2nd monitor still.

webdawg commented on 2016-08-07 03:51

I agree, this package needs to get moved to official, even debian has it in official.

alive4ever commented on 2016-07-27 04:51

This package should be available on the official repository. It's useful for Arch Linux virtual machine.

electricprism commented on 2016-07-22 07:54

gpg --recv-keys A9D8C21429AC6C82

eworm commented on 2016-03-09 15:35

You have to import the key into your user's keyring, not pacman's one.
Please remove the key from pacman's keyring... Currently would accept packages signed with key by Christophe Fergeau.

kalif commented on 2016-03-09 15:27

I've managed to use gnupg behind a proxy and as suggested by @eworm
I've imported the key with the command:
gpg --homedir /etc/pacman.d/gnupg --recv-keys A9D8C21429AC6C82

with gpg --homedir /etc/pacman.d/gnupg --list-keys
I see that the key has been imported correctly:
pub rsa4096/29AC6C82 2014-04-15 [SC]
uid [ unknown] Christophe Fergeau (teuf) <>
uid [ unknown] Christophe Fergeau <>
uid [ unknown] Christophe Fergeau <>
uid [ unknown] Christophe Fergeau <>
sub rsa4096/D6D91954 2014-04-15 [E]

Nontheless I'm getting an error of unknown public key:
==> Verifying source file signatures with gpg...
xf86-video-qxl-0.1.4.tar.bz2 ... FAILED (unknown public key A9D8C21429AC6C82)
==> ERROR: One or more PGP signatures could not be verified!
==> ERROR: Makepkg was unable to build xf86-video-qxl.

am I missing something?
Thank you in advance for any help,
my kindest regards

testtube commented on 2015-11-25 17:00

found workaround:
to /vmlinuz-linux[-grsec] boot line in grub.

with this, qxl driver loads completely (xrandr: "qxl-0" screens) and no crashes. but if remove qxl driver, nomodeset prevents boot, so this is not a fix.

verified on a machine with xorg 1.17 in Xorg.0.log with qxl working, that it had KMS disabled. looks as though upgrade to 1.18 or other caused KMS to enable. qxl on arch broken with KMS enable.

edit: can add this to vmlinuz instead, maybe this is better:

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