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Re: [Qemu-discuss] WinXP Guest: New hardware found - VGA controller

From: Alberto Garcia
Subject: Re: [Qemu-discuss] WinXP Guest: New hardware found - VGA controller
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2017 18:54:19 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.23 (2014-03-12)

On Thu, Jan 26, 2017 at 12:18:53AM +0100, Joe wrote:
> Anyway the issue was related to a misunderstanding of qemu man page:
> --------
>  -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 one is the default)
> -----------

Yeah, cirrus used to be the default, but not anymore. The docs need to
be fixed, I'll prepare a patch.

> I noticed "-vga std" seems better than "cirrus", due to a higher
> resolution: I'm trying to use autocad under XP virtualized by qemu
> and high resolution would be appreciated.

Yeah, I suppose 'std' should be the best option for XP.


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