Bug 432385

Summary: virConnectOpenReadOnly() failed could not use Xen hypervisor entry
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Felix Schwarz <felix.schwarz>
Component: libvirtAssignee: Daniel Veillard <veillard>
Status: CLOSED WORKSFORME QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Description Felix Schwarz 2008-02-11 18:37:06 UTC
Description of problem:
As a normal user, I can't use libvirt to connect to my local Xen host (same

vm_applet 0.1.2 says "Failed to connect to the hypervisor".

$ virsh list
failed to find libvirt_proxy
error: failed to connect to the hypervisor

virt-manager gives this error message as soon as I try to connect to the local
Xen host:
Unable to open connection to hypervisor URI 'xen:///':
<class 'libvirt.libvirtError'> virConnectOpenReadOnly() failed could not use Xen
hypervisor entry /tmp/livirt_proxy_conn
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/virt-manager/virtManager/connection.py", line 310, in
    self.vmm = libvirt.openReadOnly(self.uri)
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.5/site-packages/libvirt.py", line 144, in openReadOnly
    if ret is None:raise libvirtError('virConnectOpenReadOnly() failed')
libvirtError: virConnectOpenReadOnly() failed could not use Xen hypervisor entry

Everything works as root, so there seems to be a configuration problem. Xen
guests can be started and stopped (as root).

This used to work on early F8 days but some weeks ago, this changed.

# service libvirtd status
libvirtd (PID 2272) wird ausgeführt...
# service xend status
xenstored (PID 2367) wird ausgeführt...
blktapctrl (PID 2369) wird ausgeführt...
xenconsoled (PID 2372) wird ausgeführt...
xend (PID  2378) wird ausgeführt...
                                                           [  OK  ]
(sorry, was not able to switch languages: "wird ausgeführt" means as much as

Comment 1 Felix Schwarz 2008-07-19 11:52:14 UTC
With some of the Fedora 8 updates, this started working again.