[et-mgmt-tools] virtmanager error when trying to connect on Ubuntu

Cam Macdonell cam at cs.ualberta.ca
Tue Sep 18 21:24:27 UTC 2007


Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 18, 2007 at 01:51:04PM -0600, Cam Macdonell wrote:
>> The VM won't start at all.  Nothing seems to point to gtk-vnc.
>>
>> The libvirtd output is:
>> libvir: QEMU error : QEMU quit during console startup
>> Could not parse VNC address
> 
> This most likely means your regular 'qemu' binary is older than the
> 'kvm' qemu binary. libvirt has an assumption that 'qemu' and 'kvm'
> are both based off the same base QEMU version. Since KVM is based off
> 0.9.0, you need to make sure your regular QEMU is also 0.9.0. If it
> is older, say, 0.8.x then this is the kind of error you'd get. This
> is because the VNC syntax for QEMU changed.
> 

Hi,

I build KVM from scratch, I'm on the latest build kvm-40.  I'm not sure 
when the VNC syntax changed.  Actually, that would make for a useful 
error message if it printed what syntax it's trying to use!

One thing is that KVM doesn't use a port for VNC but outputs to a 
"display".

Thanks,
Cam




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