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and subject line Bug#879534: fixed in qemu 1:2.12~rc3+dfsg-1
has caused the Debian Bug report #879534,
regarding qemu: Cannot move in the monitor's backlog (SDL2?)
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Package: qemu
Version: 1:2.10.0+dfsg-2
Severity: normal

I've encountered several issue with this version of qemu and I highly
suspect they stem from the SDL2 switch.
I will file different bugreports for the problems i've encountered,
guessing it's better for the qemu's maintainer.

I'm currently using this release on two Intel based PCs: an Haswell
laptop (the one on which i'm writing this BR) and an Ivy Bridge desktop,
both with an integrated Intel graphics card.
On both PC I use an updated Debian Sid with Mate Desktop.

Both PC experienced the same problems and on the desktop PC i've
workarounded them downgrading only qemu-system-x86 to 1:2.10.0+dfsg-1.
I'm going to do this downgrade also on the notebook as soon as i've
finished reporting these problems, because here qemu's usability
is severely compromised.


Try this setup:
qemu-system-x86_64 \
    -name debian-sid-32 \
    -machine type=pc,accel=kvm,vmport=off,usb=on \
    -smp sockets=1,cores=1,threads=2 \
    -m 512 \
    -device virtio-keyboard-pci \
    -device virtio-tablet-pci \
    -device virtio-gpu-pci \
    -device virtio-net-pci,netdev=net0 \
    -device virtio-scsi-pci \
    -device scsi-hd,drive=hd0,bootindex=1 \
    -netdev user,id=net0 \
    -drive if=none,id=hd0,format=qcow2,discard=on,file="img.qcow2"
    -rtc base=utc \

If I press CTRL-ALT-3 to access qemu's monitor, then press "help", i'm
not able to scroll back anymore since CTRL-Up, CTRL-Down, CTRL-PgUP and
CTRL-PgDown don't work.
Downgrading to dfsg1 will restore the documented behaviour.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: buster/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 4.13.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=it_IT.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=it_IT.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), 
LANGUAGE=it_IT.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages qemu depends on:
ii  qemu-system  1:2.10.0+dfsg-2
ii  qemu-user    1:2.10.0+dfsg-2
ii  qemu-utils   1:2.10.0+dfsg-2

qemu recommends no packages.

Versions of packages qemu suggests:
ii  qemu-user-static  1:2.10.0+dfsg-2

-- no debconf information

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Source: qemu
Source-Version: 1:2.12~rc3+dfsg-1

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
qemu, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive.

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Michael Tokarev <> (supplier of updated qemu package)

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Format: 1.8
Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2018 19:04:03 +0300
Source: qemu
Binary: qemu qemu-system qemu-block-extra qemu-system-common qemu-system-misc 
qemu-system-arm qemu-system-mips qemu-system-ppc qemu-system-sparc 
qemu-system-x86 qemu-user qemu-user-static qemu-user-binfmt qemu-utils 
qemu-guest-agent qemu-kvm
Architecture: source
Version: 1:2.12~rc3+dfsg-1
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: medium
Maintainer: Debian QEMU Team <>
Changed-By: Michael Tokarev <>
 qemu       - fast processor emulator, dummy package
 qemu-block-extra - extra block backend modules for qemu-system and qemu-utils
 qemu-guest-agent - Guest-side qemu-system agent
 qemu-kvm   - QEMU Full virtualization on x86 hardware
 qemu-system - QEMU full system emulation binaries
 qemu-system-arm - QEMU full system emulation binaries (arm)
 qemu-system-common - QEMU full system emulation binaries (common files)
 qemu-system-mips - QEMU full system emulation binaries (mips)
 qemu-system-misc - QEMU full system emulation binaries (miscellaneous)
 qemu-system-ppc - QEMU full system emulation binaries (ppc)
 qemu-system-sparc - QEMU full system emulation binaries (sparc)
 qemu-system-x86 - QEMU full system emulation binaries (x86)
 qemu-user  - QEMU user mode emulation binaries
 qemu-user-binfmt - QEMU user mode binfmt registration for qemu-user
 qemu-user-static - QEMU user mode emulation binaries (static version)
 qemu-utils - QEMU utilities
Closes: 839695 851694 854959 860822 868030 872098 879193 879532 879534 879536 
882136 884806 886532 886671 887207 887392 887892 891261 891375 892041 892497 
892947 893767 894852
 qemu (1:2.12~rc3+dfsg-1) unstable; urgency=medium
   * new upstream 2.12 release (Release Candidate 3)
     Closes: #892041, CVE-2018-7550
     Closes: #884806, CVE-2017-15124
     Closes: #887392, CVE-2018-5683
     Closes: #892497, CVE-2018-7858
     Closes: #882136, CVE-2017-16845
     Closes: #886532, #892947, #891375, #887892, #860822, #851694
   * refresh local debian patches
   * d/rules: enable new system (hppa riscv32 riscv64) and
     user (aarch64_be xtensa xtensaeb riskc32 riscv64) targets
     Closes: #893767
   * fix d/source/options to match current reality
   * drop use-data-path.patch, upstream now has --firmwarepath= option
   * enable capstone disassembler library support
     (build-depend on libcapstone-dev)
   * debian/extract-config-opts: use tab for option / condition separator
   * qemu-block-extra: install only block modules
   * make `qemu' metapackage to be dummy, to remove it in a future release
   * do not suggest kmod, it is pointless
   * install /usr/bin/qemu-pr-helper to qemu-utils package
   * switch from sdl2 to gtk ui
     Closes: #839695, #886671, #879536, #879534, #879532, #879193, #894852
   * qemu-system-ppc: forgotten qemu-system-ppc64le.1 link
   * mention closing of #880582 by 2.11
   * package will built against spice 0.14, so Closes: #854959
   * check sfdisk presence in qemu-make-debian-root (Closes: #872098)
   * check mke2fs presence in qemu-make-debian-root (Closes: #887207)
   * debian/binfmt-update-in: include forgotten hppa (Closes: #891261)
   * debian/TODO: removed some old ToDo items
   * use binfmt-support --fix-binary option (Closes: #868030)
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