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Re: [Fedora-xen] virt-manager gives "The console is currently unavailable" in FC6



On Wed, Nov 15, 2006 at 11:23:20AM +1000, Robert Thiem wrote:
> When first setting up FC6 I had an issue where I could start an FC6 Xen
> guest install but couldn't connect with VNC.
> 
> I don't know if it's the same (I can't remember the exact messages I was
> getting), but it ended up being that "localhost" wouldn't resolve to an
> IPv4 address. This was due to a nasty combination of anaconda putting IPv4
> and v6 entries in /etc/hosts and system-config-network trimming the
> "extra" v4 entry when run.
> 
> Anyway I'd suggest:
> - Check that you can ping localhost
> - Check there's a localhost entry in /etc/hosts associated with 127.0.0.1
> (and not with ::1)
> - Run "netstat -antp" to see what ports programs are listening on

Ahhh, that would certainly make sense - virt-manager explicitly connects
to 'localhost' when opening the VNC connection. Since the VNC server
doesn't support IPv6, I think it'd be fairly safe for me to switch
virt-manager to explicitly use '127.0.0.1'  which would eliminate this
particularly /etc/hosts issue.

Thanks for the info about the issue.

Regards,
Dan.
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