Bug 1016488 - Guest serial console doesn't work
Guest serial console doesn't work
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 1016613
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: virt-manager (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Cole Robinson
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-10-08 05:06 EDT by Alexander Todorov
Modified: 2013-10-09 07:05 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2013-10-08 08:19:11 EDT
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Description Alexander Todorov 2013-10-08 05:06:02 EDT
Description of problem:

I performed a default install of Fedora-20-Beta-TC1 tree using the DVD ISO and virt-manager wizard. System boots fine using the graphical console. 

As per the test case:

The serial console doesn't work at all: 

In VM details I can see a serial device has already been added. 

Trying View -> Text Consoles -> Serial 1 doens't give me a login prompt (GUI shows login prompt at the same time). 

Trying virsh console $guest yields:

# virsh console fedora20-2
Connected to domain fedora20-2
Escape character is ^]
error: operation failed: Active console session exists for this domain

^^^ No matter if I have switched in virt-manager back to the GUI or text console or if I close entirely the VM window which shows this guest system.

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1. See test case above.

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This could be 2 different issues, I don't know yet.
Comment 1 Cole Robinson 2013-10-08 08:19:11 EDT
Duping this to your qemu-ga bug, since they are likely the same root issue

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 1016613 ***
Comment 2 Tadej Janež 2013-10-09 07:05:00 EDT
I have some additional information regarding the guest serial console:

If I manually add the Console Device via "Add Hardware" option (Device Type: Pseudo TTY (pty), Type: virtio), I get a working console in virt-manager, e.g. I can see the login prompt an log in.

However, executing 'virsh console fedora20' still doesn't work. I get the following output:
Connected to domain fedora20
Escape character is ^]

and I can't proceed, e.g. typing something in doesn't produce anything.

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