I am trying to run a Linux kernel based VM image (1) using QEMU on Windows 10 host. I have installed QEMU from https://qemu.weilnetz.de/w64/qemu-w64-setup-20190815.exe and SPICE client from https://virt-manager.org/download/sources/virt-viewer/virt-viewer-x64-8.0.msi .

I noticed that

qemu-system-x86_64 -vga help

does not list qxl as one of the available options.


qemu-system-x86_64 -chardev help

does not list spicevmc either.

Therefore, I assume I am either missing some drivers and libraries, or they exist, but somehow qemu binary on Windows is not aware of them.

Can anyone enlighten me how to run the VM using SPICE and have the QXL driver available? I might be missing something obvious, since I haven't been using MS products for anything serious until I was recently forced to.

(1) The image is based on https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/guix/guix-system-vm-image-1.0.1.x86_64-linux.xz .

  • >Mali Remorker Any results ?
    – ilw
    Mar 23 at 14:32
  • @ilw I gave up eventually. Though, it could be that the situation improved over time [i think I recently saw something somewhere about running qemu on windows]. Anyway, check out the last windows Qemu builds. Mar 23 at 14:39

Not all Windows build include SPICE by default. You should ask the packager. I would bet SPICE is just not compiled in.


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