Subject: Re: Gnome virt-manager

Overkill overkill at
Sun May 23 15:33:00 UTC 2010

With everyone's help I finally figured out that it works just fine from 
the console/desktop and the error is caused with the nomachine/freenx 
client.  So I did the same little workaround like Lee suggested and 
modified the argument in the "Main Menu" to use  "ssh -X root at localhost 
'virt-manager'".   I can live with that until I figure out why this 
polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1 has an issue with nx client.

On 5/23/2010 11:04 AM, Paolo Galtieri wrote:
> On 05/23/2010 05:34 AM, KC8LDO wrote:
>> Paolo;
>> You have a couple of choices here. I'm not a Policykit expert but the below
>> two methods should work.
>> 1. At the command line run  [user at system]su -c "virtmanager". Where the
>> "[user at system]" is the command line prompt for your system and "virtmanager"
>> is the exact name for the virtmanager application on your system. You should
>> get a request for a root password. Then it should work. If you have any
>> questions about what "su" does then just type "man su" at the terminal
>> window prompt without the double quote marks. That should bring up a page
>> telling what "su" does and the various optional setting.
>> 2. You can go to the "Main Menu" selection under the "System->Preferences"
>> selection. Clicking on the "Main menu" item starts the menu editor. Locate
>> the menu selection for the virtmanager, should be Application->System, and
>> right click on it to bring up a window with one of the options being the
>> "Preferences" selection then click on it. Change the command line to the
>> above, without the prompt of course. Then change the "Type" setting to
>> "Application in Terminal". Close everything then quit the menu editor. Now
>> when you click on the virtmanager selection you should get a popup terminal
>> window with a prompt for the root password.
>> I've had to do this with several things to work around not being asked for a
>> root password for several system settings and services. I know its not the
>> best way but at least it should work.
>> Regards;
>> Lee
>> "There are morons in every line of work.
>> Some just get paid more for their stupidity ".
> Lee,
>     thanks for the  info, but I don't have an issue with the way it
> works.  If libvirtd is running everything works the way it should.  I
> get prompted for a root password.  Someone else (overkill) was having
> the issue with it never prompting for password and wondering how  to get
> it to work
> Paolo

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