how to (properly) shut down a fedora 20 virtual machine?

Chris Murphy lists at
Wed Dec 18 18:28:40 UTC 2013

On Dec 18, 2013, at 4:25 AM, Robert P. J. Day <rpjday at> wrote:
>  just catching up here and have to admit i'm out of my comfort
> zone ... is it safe to say that all of this represents an actual
> bug/issue and i wasn't doing anything imbecilic earlier?


> as in,
> when i was using the VMM to allegedly "Shut Down" a fedora 20
> VM that didn't actually, you know, *shut down*?


>  should this be covered further on one of the virt lists?

I have no preference.

> is
> someone going to file something on bugzilla that i can follow
> along with? thanks.

There's a work around suggested there, I tried it, it still doesn't work. So it might take some time to get sorted out. In the meantime, I'm using 'poweroff' within the VM itself, either command line or the DE's GUI option to do this, rather than trying to shut it down from outside the VM.

Gnome Boxes is another VM option you might look at. It appears to (externally execute) shutdown of VMs correctly.

Chris Murphy

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