Installing spice guest tools on manjaro guest


I’m trying to install manjaro guest with multiple monitors on linux mint host.

The manjaro ISO installs perfectly as a guest and supports one monitor but not more than one. I believe that spice support on the guest is required to do this according to

Looking at my fresh install I notice that required package

spice-vdagent version 0.21.0-1

is already installed



is not there is however


I have tried installing xf86-video-qxl version


and rebooting but i just get a blank screen.

In fact it seem to be a constant flickering black screen.

If you ctrl-alt-F1,2, 3

You briefly see a text login prompt.

So I cannot then login then to check any logs.

lspci | grep VGA  :heavy_check_mark:
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Red Hat, Inc. QXL paravirtual graphic card (rev 04)

FYI guest manjaro reports:

sudo lshw -c video  1 ✘  3s 
description: VGA compatible controller
product: QXL paravirtual graphic card
vendor: Red Hat, Inc.
physical id: 2
bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
version: 04
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: vga_controller rom
configuration: driver=qxl latency=0
resources: irq:11 memory:f4000000-f7ffffff memory:f8000000-fbffffff memory:fc0b4000-fc0b5fff ioport:c0c0(size=32) memory:c0000-dffff

Before trying a new driver the driver reported is

modinfo -F filename lshw -c video | awk '/configuration: driver/{print $2}' | cut -d= -f2

Hope someone can help please

I would really like to have a proper play with manjaro.

I did install manjaro on my new system and had to give up due to windows guest not working with qemu and reverted to my safe standy distro linux mint but I cannot let go - I have to keep trying