Bug 564507

Summary: When run as non-root user, virt-viewer doesn't work
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: James Laska <jlaska>
Component: virt-viewerAssignee: Daniel Berrange <berrange>
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Description James Laska 2010-02-12 17:22:44 EST
Description of problem:

Running `virt-viewer GUEST` as a non-root user, doesn't appear to work.  

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
* virt-viewer-0.2.0-1.fc12.x86_64

How reproducible:
* Seems like every attempt fails. 

Steps to Reproduce:
1. As a non-root user, type: virt-viewer <GUESTNAME>
  
Actual results:

virt-viewer returns to the shell and has an exit code of 255.  Not virt-viewer window appears and the user is not prompted for access information

Expected results:

Some password prompt to connect to the local qemu:///system libvirtd?

Additional info:

* Running the same command as the root user works fine
* The guest I am attempting to connect to is running ...

# su -c 'virsh list'
 Id Name                 State
----------------------------------
  2 vguest1              running
Comment 1 James Laska 2010-02-12 17:28:23 EST
Maybe this is a dumb operator thing.  I swear I tried the -c argument before filing this.

But as non-root, the following seems to work

$ virt-viewer -c qemu:///system GUEST
Comment 2 Daniel Berrange 2010-02-15 05:22:29 EST
Yes, as non-root you need to supply the connection, otherwise it will be connecting to qemu://session instead