Qemu-kvm 0.15.1 & Spice 0.10.0 & Libvirt 0.9.7-2 USB Redirection support for Ubuntu Oneiric

PPA description

Qemu-kvm 0.15.1 has been patched via top 28 commits from

Patches set for debian build may be generated as follows :
$ git clone git://people.freedesktop.org/~jwrdegoede/qemu
$ cd qemu
$ git checkout -B qemu-kvm-0.15.0-usbredir origin/qemu-kvm-0.15.0-usbredir
$ mkdir -p /tmp/patches
$ git format-patch -M -C --output-directory \
/tmp/patches ea2798c1ebe0c12d5feb7d7471a999ea0671ef2f

Qemu-kvm debian/rules contains:-

./configure \
      --target-list="x86_64-softmmu i386-softmmu x86_64-linux-user i386-linux-user" \
      --prefix=/usr \
      --interp-prefix=/etc/qemu-binfmt/%M \
      --disable-blobs \
      --disable-strip \
      --enable-spice \
      --enable-usb-redir \

VirtFS support is available.

Kernel installed is 3.1.0-030100-generic

Consider option downgrade seabios 1.6.3 => 0.6.2-qxl if some things go wrong for you.
It won't affect USB Redirection support

Spicy should be run by root, view http://planet.spice-space.org/

Spice-Gtk-0.7.6X follows Debian's 0.7-3 packaging schema

To install packages from PPA
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bderzhavets/0151-usbredir
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install qemu-kvm qemu qemu-common \
  spice-client seabios \
  libusb-1.0-0 libusb-1.0-0-dev \
  libusbredir libusbredir-dev \
  libspice-protocol-dev libspice-server-dev \
  libspice-client-glib-2.0-4 libspice-client-glib-2.0-dev \
  libspice-client-gtk-2.0-1 libspice-client-gtk-2.0-dev \
  libspice-client-gtk-3.0-1 libspice-client-gtk-3.0-dev \
  python-spice-client-gtk spice-client-gtk \
  gir1.2-spice-client-glib-2.0 \
  gir1.2-spice-client-gtk-2.0 \

The last time after resolving dependencies at the prompt
Continue [Y/n]:
Answer Y generated message Abort and process exited.
I was able to install packages only by answering y
on low register

Libvirt upgraded up to 0.9.7-2

$ sudo groupadd libvirtd
$ sudo adduser $USER libvirtd
$ sudo apt-get install virtinst virt-manager virt-viewer

To start default network :-

sudo virsh net-start default
sudo virsh net-autostart default

You might have to disable apparmor profile for libvirtd

$ sudo ln -s /etc/apparmor.d/usr.sbin.libvirtd /etc/apparmor.d/disable/
$ sudo apparmor_parser -R /etc/apparmor.d/usr.sbin.libvirtd

Adding this PPA to your system

You can update your system with unsupported packages from this untrusted PPA by adding ppa:bderzhavets/0151-usbredir to your system's Software Sources. (Read about installing)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bderzhavets/0151-usbredir
sudo apt-get update
Technical details about this PPA

This PPA can be added to your system manually by copying the lines below and adding them to your system's software sources.

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/bderzhavets/0151-usbredir/ubuntu oneiric main 
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/bderzhavets/0151-usbredir/ubuntu oneiric main 
Signing key:
1024R/5B1808A64B70CB62E45C71865CC1785DC05C1EB5 (What is this?)

For questions and bugs with software in this PPA please contact Boris Derzhavets.

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19 of 9 results
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libusb-1.0 2:1.0.9-4ubuntu9 Boris Derzhavets (2011-10-29)
libvirt 0.9.7~release2-3ubuntu4 Boris Derzhavets (2011-11-17)
qemu-kvm 0151-usbredir-3ubuntu7 Boris Derzhavets (2011-10-31)
seabios 1.6.3-2ubuntu4 Boris Derzhavets (2011-10-29)
spice 0.10.0-2ubuntu4 Boris Derzhavets (2011-11-18)
spice-gtk 0.7~66-2ubuntu7 Boris Derzhavets (2011-10-29)
spice-protocol 0.10.0-2ubuntu3 Boris Derzhavets (2011-11-17)
usbredir 0.3.1-1ubuntu5 Boris Derzhavets (2011-10-29)
virt-manager 0.9.0-4ubuntu7 Boris Derzhavets (2011-11-07)
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