Gnome virt-manager

Paolo Galtieri pgaltieri at
Sat May 22 17:03:27 UTC 2010

On 05/22/2010 08:51 AM, Overkill wrote:
> Greetings, I'm currently using FC12 32bit using the GNOME and need some
> help bringing up virt-manager as a regular user.  When I go to
> Applications ->  System Tools ->  Virtual Machine Manager it gives me an
> error that its
> "Unable to open a connection to the libvirt management daemon."
> I know it's because it's trying to run 'virt-manager' as a regular user
> credentials.  I tried to add 'sudo' or 'su -c' in GNOME manager but it
> still does not work.  It simply doesn't do anything.  I also do not have
> a libvirtd group in /etc/groups.
> Where do you define a policy in GNOME to run this as root or bring up
> the passwor dialog to run an application as root?  Or how else can I
> modify this to fix it?
> Thanks Everyone!
Have you started libvirtd (service libvirtd start)?

When I tried running the virtual machine manager as  a  regular user I 
was prompted for the root password.


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