ID #1067

How to install qxl driver in OpenSuse 12.1

To install the qxl driver on OpenSuse 12.1, follow these steps-

  1. Make sure you have these packages installed on system.
    If not, open Start menu | search for Yast | select Yast |
    <enter password when prompted>
    Select Software Management
  2. Search for the following packages and mark them to install.

  3. Download spice-protocol latest stable package from
  4. Open Terminal/Konsole and change to the downloads directory.
  5. Become root using command
    <enter password>
  6. Extract archieve using command
    tar -xvf spice-protocol-package-name
  7. Change to extracted directory -
    cd spice-protocol-source-directory
  8. Enter these commands one after other-
        make install
  9. Download latest qxl driver from
    Check for filename like xf86-video-qxl-X.X.X.tar.bz2
  10. Extract the archieve using command
    tar -xvf xf86-video-qxl-X.X.X.tar.bz2
  11. Change to the extracted directory
    cd xf86-video-qxl-X.X.X
  12. Enter these commands one by one
    make install
  13. now shutdown your OpenSuse machine to configure it to use Spice.
  14. Follow the tutorial to enable the spice client for your machine.

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