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14.1 > System > qemu (2.4.1)

QEMU is a generic and open source machine emulator and virtualizer.

When used as a machine emulator, QEMU can run OSes and programs made for
one machine (e.g. an ARM board) on a different machine (e.g. your own PC).
By using dynamic translation, it achieves very good performances.

qemu (with kvm enabled) achieves near native performances by leveraging
the kvm-kmod modules and executing the guest code directly on the host
CPU. Slackware provides pre-built 32/64 bit x86 kvm-kmod modules or you
can build different versions with the kvm-kmod package.

By default, this script builds only the x86 and arm emulation targets
for qemu; if you prefer to build all supported targets, do this:

TARGETS=all ./qemu.SlackBuild

Disable vnc support via:

VNC_ENABLE=no ./qemu.SlackBuild

Audio drivers support defaults to "alsa,oss,sdl" and can be adusted via

AUDIODRIVERS="alsa,oss" ./qemu.SlackBuild

We patch the installed udev rules to require membership in "users"
group instead of a custom "kvm" group to use /dev/kvm. If you prefer
something different, then run the build script like this:

KVMGROUP=group ./qemu.SlackBuild

Don't forget to load the 'kvm-intel' or 'kvm-amd' module (depending on
your processor) prior to launching qemu-system-ARCH with kvm enabled.
For older/unmaintained qemu frontends, this build also creates a symlink
to qemu-system-ARCH at /usr/bin/qemu-kvm.

spice, usbredir, and device-tree-compiler are optional dependencies.
If you wish to emulate ARM, you will want device-tree-compiler.

This version breaks some backward compatibility with earlier versions.
Consult the official changelogs for details.

Slackware's libusb is too old. Thus, to enable usb redirection, install
usbredir, download libusb-1.19, and build with LIBUSB=yes ./qemu.SlackBuild

Maintained by: Edward W. Koenig
Keywords: qemu,kqemu,emulator,emulate,vmware,emulation,virtualization,binary,virtual
ChangeLog: qemu


Source Downloads:
libusb-1.0.19.tar.xz (30fcf0865e8945a39d7d136f907e933c)
qemu-2.4.1.tar.bz2 (a895e93ec1dafc34bc64ed676f0d55a6)

Download SlackBuild:
qemu.tar.gz.asc (FAQ)

(the SlackBuild does not include the source)

Individual Files:

Validated for Slackware 14.1

See our HOWTO for instructions on how to use the contents of this repository.

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