Kqemu: does it work on Edgy ?

sdavmor sdavmor at systemstheory.net
Tue Dec 12 01:37:16 UTC 2006

Vincent Trouilliez wrote:
> Hello,
> Yesterday I wanted to try OpenSuse 10.2 that'a just been released. 
> No no, no intent to cheat on Ubuntu officer, honnest, just meant to
> look at the competition to see where we stand.
> In VMware it hung, so I tried in Qemu.
> I have never used Qemu before, but the latest version was in Edgy so I
> installed painlessly. Suse installed fine from the DVD ISO, but it was
> sooooo slow (took about 4 hours, no kidding).
> I went to the Qemu website:
> http://www.qemu.org/kqemu-doc.html
> and gathered that there is kernel module, called "Kqemu" one must use to
> accelerate significantly Qemu and make it eventually useful.
> I didn't find that Kqemu thing in the Ubuntu repos, so I followed the
> instructions given on the above link. 
> I downloaded it, compiled, loaded it by hand ("sudo modprobe kqemu"),
> tripled checked that /dev/kqemu existed, that is was loaded in memory
> (I used lsmod), and I start Qemu as root to avoid any permission
> problem on the module, as mentioned on the site.
> Then I start Qemu, hoping for the best... and quickly disappointed,
> Suse runs so slow that it hardly can respond to mouse input properly.
> I went to the Ubuntu Wiki, but didn't find any Edgy specific/relevant
> Howto, only obsolete stuff.
> So if anyone has managed to get Kqemu working on Edgy, I would
> gratefully receive your guidance... :-)
> regards,
> --
> Vince

I was disappointed with the performance of Qemu running Win2K on Edgy,
even after install the accelerator, that I moved it under VMWare and 
it was quite OK.  I'm interested in trying a couple of the other 
emulators too for comparison.
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