[virt-tools-list] where is virt-viewer

Tom Robinson tom.robinson at motec.com.au
Mon Nov 14 23:10:16 UTC 2016

On 14/11/16 17:51, Fabiano Fidêncio wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 14, 2016 at 4:12 AM, Tom Robinson <tom.robinson at motec.com.au> wrote:
>> Ubuntu Xenial (16.04.1 LTS)
>> virt-viewer: virt-viewer-4.0.tar.gz
>> Hi,
>> I feel quite stupid. I've downloaded the src for virt-viewer, configured and run make, make install.
>> Everything seems to have compiled and installed without issue but I can't find 'virt-viewer'
>> anywhere. Where is virt-viewer? What have I missed?
> virt-viewer binary you'll show up in case you have built with libvirt
> support. Otherwise you will find "remote-viewer" installed.
>> My system does have a packaged version of virt-viewer 1.00 installed already  but I want the latest
>> 4.0 to do some testing. Does that packaged version defeat the compilation and install of an
>> alternate version?
> Nops.
> Check for remote-viewer, please, and let us know.

Yes, I have remote-viewer.

On my Ubuntu box, I've now installed the following:


After running configure and make, make install again I have virt-viewer. Thanks!

Now virt-viewer connects to VNC enabled guests and it appears to function correctly but I see an
error message from GDK on stderr:

(virt-viewer:19204): Gdk-CRITICAL **: gdk_window_set_cursor: assertion 'GDK_IS_WINDOW (window)' failed

Also, I'm unable to connect to spice enabled guests. I see the dialogue box error:

Failed to connect: Unsupported graphic type 'spice'

Kind regards,

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