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Re: [virt-tools-list] virt-manager / QEMU problem connecting to graphical console



On Mon, Jan 04, 2010 at 11:03:59AM -0500, Cole Robinson wrote:
> On 12/22/2009 03:57 PM, Andy Aelbrecht wrote:
> >>  On 12/21/2009 11:49 AM, Andy wrote:
> >>
> >> > > Hi,
> >>
> >>
> >> >  What is the remote host OS (are you doing F12 -> F12 and Ubuntu ->
> >>
> >> >  Ubuntu?) Are you using upstream virt-manager releases or distro
> >>
> >> >  virt-manager releases?
> >>
> >>
> >> >  Are all the VMs mentioned above on the remote host (none local)?
> >>
> >>
> >> >  Thanks,
> >>
> >> >  Cole
> >>
> >>
> >> The remote host OS is Debian Lenny (volatile), kernel 2.6.26-2-amd64)
> >>
> >> The OSs on which I tried all the virt-manager versions are Ubuntu (latest) and 
> >> Fedora Core 12.
> >>
> >> I've used both the packaged versions (.deb & rpm) and I tried with version 0.8.1 
> >> from source.
> >>
> >> Latest one I tried was 0.8.2 under Fedora Core 12 from testing-unstable.
> >>
> >>
> >> All the VMs mentioned are indeed on a remote host, I have no local VMs.
> >>
> >>
> >> Andy
> >>
> >>
> 
> This likely has to do with 'nc' version incompatibilities. virt-manager
> and libvirt use the 'nc' utility to stream connection and VNC data over
> ssh. Fedora and debian have different default 'nc' utilities with
> different options: upstream virt-manager works with red hat based
> distros, but debian packages should be appropriately patched to work
> with remote debian hosts.

libvirt in Debian requires the correct 'nc' implementation. So if 
you're able to connect over SSH with libvirt, then virt-manager should
not have any trouble with 'nc' itself. There shouldn't be any need to
patch virt-manager - just install the correct 'nc' which is already
available in Debian

Regards,
Daniel
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