Install spice-vdagent if installing witih QXL video driver

Bug #1665306 reported by Christophe de Dinechin on 2017-02-16
This bug report is a duplicate of:  Bug #1200296: [MIR] spice-vdagent. Edit Remove
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spice-vdagent (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Running Ubuntu as a guest in virt-manager is not comfortable, because the spice-vdagent is not installed by default on Ubuntu. Among the side effects: the mouse remains captured within the guest until you hit Control-Alt; there is no copy-paste support; resizing the window does not change the guest resolution; etc.

One solution would be to enable spice-vdagent by default. If that is not acceptable, one hint that spice-vdagent may be useful is when the installer runs on QXL video. It is likely to indicate that the installation is in a virtual machine, and that installing spice-vdagent would be useful.

Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :

I'm going to mark this a duplicate of LP: #1200296.

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS desktop versions will include spice-vdagent by default.

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