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[Bug 1261916] Re: Missing letters in spice client session with KVM guest


I could reproduce the error on a Debian based qemu-kvm host, running a
Lubuntu guest with qxl/spice. After increasing the resolution several
letter disappeared from the LXDE menu (e.g. w, u, p).

However, I could work around the Issue by deactivating text anti-
aliasing in LXDE.

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  Missing letters in spice client session with KVM guest

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Bug description:
  Host: Xubuntu 13.04
  Guest: Xubuntu 14.04 with qxl graphics

  When connecting to a KVM guest via Spice client characters are not
  displayed (in graphical mode), to such extent that messages become
  unreadable/guest becomes unusable.

  This bug was reported and kind of resolved for Red Hat/Fedora: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=974198
  The mentioned workaround to add kernel parameter nomodeset worked for me up to now.

  Proposed resolution: Upgrade Debian/Ubuntu package to an up-to-date
  upstream release.

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
  Package: xserver-xorg-video-qxl 0.1.1-0ubuntu2
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.12.0-7.15-generic 3.12.4
  Uname: Linux 3.12.0-7-generic x86_64
  ApportVersion: 2.12.7-0ubuntu2
  Architecture: amd64
  CurrentDesktop: XFCE
  Date: Tue Dec 17 21:42:35 2013
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-12-13 (4 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Alpha amd64 (20131213)
  SourcePackage: xserver-xorg-video-qxl
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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