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Old 12-10-2013, 11:35 AM   #1
Richard Cranium
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virt-manager graphical console issues with Slackware64 14.1


With the issue being "it doesn't work".

The virtual machines come up just fine; I can ssh into them and do all sorts of things that way.

Installing a new one or attempting to use the graphical display is another story. The display freezes after a partial draw and there's no keyboard input allowed. I've used both SPICE and VNC to bring up the display and neither works.

I'm using the latest versions out of slackbuilds.org to build the infrastructure. I'm using sbopkg to build it all via a queue file that looks like...
Code:
device-tree-compiler
usbredir
spice-protocol
libcacard
pyparsing
celt051
spice
qemu
vte3
vala
spice-gtk
gtk-vnc
pygobject3
urlgrabber
ipaddr-py
tunctl
gnome-python2-gconf
libdaemon
avahi
libcap-ng
libssh2
yajl
libvirt
libvirt-python
libvirt-glib
virt-manager
...and I'm at my wit's end (which isn't a long journey). It all worked fine with the versions used in 14.0.
 
Old 12-10-2013, 03:11 PM   #2
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yes, it's a general problem, but you should be able to connect to the vms via spicec/vncviewer.
 
Old 12-11-2013, 03:13 PM   #3
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Just so you know, spice-gtk-0.22 doesn't fix the problem either.
 
Old 12-13-2013, 01:30 PM   #4
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I have the same problem, but I use tigervnc to connect. My virtual machines are on the same machine, so I can use the following code to connect to the first vm (display 0):
Code:
vncviewer 127.0.0.1:0
 
Old 12-13-2013, 07:03 PM   #5
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spicec works OK, other than the lack of scrollbars on the resulting window. I was rather spoiled by virt-manager's built-in graphical console.
 
Old 12-17-2013, 04:59 AM   #6
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if the host you're connecting from is a -current machine, please try now with the updated cairo (or rebuild it on 14.1): since today it started to work again.
 
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Old 12-17-2013, 05:25 AM   #7
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I just built the cairo-1.12.16-x86_64-1 package on 14.1, upgraded to it, and the virt-manager graphical console is working again.

Thanks for giving me the heads up, ponce! (I'm marking the thread as [SOLVED].)
 
Old 01-03-2014, 01:29 PM   #8
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Thanks for this information. Just for future reference, updating cairo in 14.1 to the 'current' version fixes the same problem with the python bindings for gtk-vnc. I was having the same problem, the latest cairo fixed it.
 
  


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