I currently run a couple of VMs (one Windows 10 and one Fedora Server)
under QEMU/KVM. I wanted to create a new one and got this:
Unable to complete install: 'internal error: process exited while connecting to monitor: 2018-12-31T14:23:14.816147Z qemu-system-x86_64: can't apply global IvyBridge-IBRS-x86_64-cpu.osxsave=on: Property '.osxsave' not found'
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/share/virt-manager/virtManager/asyncjob.py", line 75, in cb_wrapper
callback(asyncjob, *args, **kwargs)
File "/usr/share/virt-manager/virtManager/create.py", line 2559, in _do_async_install
File "/usr/share/virt-manager/virtinst/guest.py", line 465, in start_install
File "/usr/share/virt-manager/virtinst/guest.py", line 401, in _create_guest
domain = self.conn.createXML(install_xml or final_xml, 0)
File "/usr/lib64/python3.7/site-packages/libvirt.py", line 3718, in createXML
if ret is None:raise libvirtError('virDomainCreateXML() failed', conn=self)
libvirt.libvirtError: internal error: process exited while connecting to monitor: 2018-12-31T14:23:14.816147Z qemu-system-x86_64: can't apply global IvyBridge-IBRS-x86_64-cpu.osxsave=on: Property '.osxsave' not found
The last line is the key. This is similar to a bug I had a while back and reported at the time:
When it happened before I edited the XML file to remove the .osxsave
flag and that solved the problem. However now it's happening with a
fresh VM so there's no XML file to edit. Note that the new VM is a
small Windows test install with no special configuration, i.e.
everything just uses the default settings.
I've posted about this on the VFIO list but haven't received a solution
so far. See
I last updated my laptop on 12/26. It is running fc28.x86_64
Today I tried to run dnf update:
> # dnf update
> Traceback (most recent call last):
> File "/usr/bin/dnf", line 58, in <module>
> main.user_main(sys.argv[1:], exit_code=True)
> File "/usr/lib/python3.6/site-packages/dnf/cli/main.py", line 179, in user_main
> errcode = main(args)
> File "/usr/lib/python3.6/site-packages/dnf/cli/main.py", line 64, in main
> return _main(base, args, cli_class, option_parser_class)
> File "/usr/lib/python3.6/site-packages/dnf/cli/main.py", line 99, in _main
> return cli_run(cli, base)
> File "/usr/lib/python3.6/site-packages/dnf/cli/main.py", line 115, in cli_run
> File "/usr/lib/python3.6/site-packages/dnf/cli/cli.py", line 1015, in run
> File "/usr/lib/python3.6/site-packages/dnf/cli/cli.py", line 768, in _process_demands
> File "/usr/lib/python3.6/site-packages/dnf/base.py", line 475, in fill_sack
> File "/usr/lib/python3.6/site-packages/dnf/base.py", line 147, in _add_repo_to_sack
> _hawkey.Exception: repo_add_solv() has failed.
Is it Fedora 28? dnf? some dnf dependency? or my laptop? that is broken?
Kevin J. Cummings
Registered Linux User #1232 (http://www.linuxcounter.net/)
Le 16/12/2018 à 11:07, Francis.Montagnac(a)inria.fr a écrit :
> On Sun, 16 Dec 2018 09:24:44 +0100 François Patte wrote:
>> I corrected this file using grub2-mkconfig. So, my question is: why the
>> kernel script is unable to correctly use grub2-mkconfig?
> As far as I know it uses grubby.
Is that a reason? Whatever the kernel script is when a new kernel is
installed it *should not* choose a wrong partition as the root partition!!!
This is a new behaviour: before kernel 4.19.6 there was no problem.
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I have just upgraded my F29 with
dnf upgrade -y
I continued to use the system without reboot and it suddenly stopped
working. Only the mouse was working. Ctrl+Alt+FN did not work but I
was able to ssh and reboot. It took a while to close linux before
rebooting and then I did not get the usual GRUB menu where I can choos
the kernel but instead just a black screen with a blinking cursor. So
I suspect that the upgrade broke GRUB and I cannot load fedora
I am probably able to boot with a USB stick. What should I do to go
back to normal?
I did an update for the torbrowser-launcher today to version
0.3.1-1.fc29.noarch and suddenly I can not launch the browser anymore .
Question : What is wrong and / or how can I solve this problem ?
Ger van Dijck.
Using Opera's mail client: http://www.opera.com/mail/
For the past few days, most every step of using yahoo e-mail in
Thunderbird is taking minutes rather than seconds. Examples: log in,
selecting a folder, selecting a message. I've changed nothing. I
looked at Thunderbird help. I saw in a different, very recent problem
that the user was advised to change his authentication method.
The authentication methods that Thunderbird offers for IMAP, SSL/TLS are
Normal password, Encrypted password, Kerberos / GSSAPI, NTLM, TLS
I do not have a cell phone or any texting or social networking accounts,
so I cannot use 2-factor.
1. Am I correct is believing that nothing that I did in the "unwanted
checks for updates." thread would cause these problems?
2. What are the advantages, disadvantages, and security risks of each of
the 6 authentication methods offered by Thunderbird for yahoo e-mail?
In a posting in the "downsized grub menu" thread, I said:
"Something keeps trying to do automated updates, but I have not been
able to figure out what, or how to shut it off."
Tim replied, and suggested looking for something similar to MATE's
"mate-session-properties". I'm starting this new thread to address this
I found a settings gui in gnome, but I cannot find anything (other than
".bashrc" and ".bash_profile") for managing what is automatically
started when I log in.
In a LibreOffice thread some time ago, I was advised to install a gnome
package called "Software" so I could install a font needed to replace a
discontinued font in my LibreOffice products. This is when I started
seeing the unwanted update checking and notices. I have not been able
to find a way to configure the package "Software" at all.
How do I get rid of the unwanted update checking and notifications? By
the way, I manually patch the workstation almost every week with "dnf
upgrade". Like some other members of this list, I prefer doing this
After upgrading from F27 to F28, when booting up, I get a quickly
disappearing set of error messages just before the grub menu shows up.
Then the grub menu shows up in a very small gray font. The error
messages disappear too quickly for me to get the full text of them. But
by (re-)booting many times, I've been able to get this much:
(4 lines like ...)
error: file '/grub2/themes/system/[something]' not found.
(a 5th line ...)
Press any key to continue...
The grub menu itself is difficult to read, partly because the font is so
small (one pixel shorter in height and I would need a magnifying glass),
partly because the text color is gray (white would be better). Most of
the grub menu shows up in the upper left corner of the left monitor.
The last line shows up in the lower left corner of the left monitor.
This problem definitely started with the upgrade to F28. What happened?
How do I get this downsized menu back to a bigger, whiter font, with the
whole thing together rather than split between upper and lower corners?
By the way, I cannot find a "/grub2" directory.
It seems downsizing is no longer limited to companies trying to increase
product prices in sneaky ways.
during an upgrade of one of my systems I get:
Problema 1: package AdobeReader_ita-8.1.7-1.i486 requires /bin/basename,
but none of the providers can be installed
- coreutils-8.29-7.fc28.i686 does not belong to a distupgrade repository
- problem with installed package AdobeReader_ita-8.1.7-1.i486
Problema 2: package coreutils-8.29-7.fc28.i686 requires coreutils-common =
8.29-7.fc28, but none of the providers can be installed
- package jre1.8.0_111-1.8.0_111-fcs.i586 requires /bin/basename, but
none of the providers can be installed
- coreutils-common-8.29-7.fc28.i686 does not belong to a distupgrade
- problem with installed package jre1.8.0_111-1.8.0_111-fcs.i586
Linux Fedora 29 Workstation