[libvirt] Unable to open virt-manager

Cole Robinson crobinso at redhat.com
Tue Mar 23 19:53:04 UTC 2010

On 03/23/2010 12:12 PM, Doron Fediuck wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm trying to work remotely on a server with F12, using vnc.
> When I start virt-manager, I do not get the authentication popup, and instead I get this message:
> Unable to open connection to hypervisor URI 'qemu:///system':
> authentication failed
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "/usr/share/virt-manager/virtManager/connection.py", line 872, in _try_open
>     None], flags)
>   File "/usr/lib64/python2.6/site-packages/libvirt.py", line 102, in openAuth
>     if ret is None:raise libvirtError('virConnectOpenAuth() failed')
> libvirtError: authentication failed

Are you running virt-manager over VNC? There were problems like this in
the past, since VNC isn't a full desktop session, PolicyKit doesn't run.

Other then that, not sure what could be wrong.

- Cole

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