On 11/17/2015 06:25 PM, Tom Hughes wrote:
On 17/11/15 18:11, Andrew Haley wrote:
> On 11/17/2015 05:55 PM, Joonas Sarajärvi wrote:
>> My impression is that by default in fedora, virt-manager runs as
>> non-root. I guess it might ask for the root password in order to
>> manage the libvirtd that runs as privileged mode, but even in that
>> case the user interface would run as your normal user.
> Sure, but even that is a UI regression: applications which ask for
> the root password discourage long root passwords and train people
> to type the root password whenever it's asked for. I should not
> even need to know the root password.
Well you'll be pleased to know then that virt-manager doesn't normally
ask for the root password. If you're in the libvirt group then I don't
think it will ask at all, otherwise if you're an administrative user
then it will ask for your password.
OK, fair enough. That must be more recent than the host system I use.