Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 211901
"File"->"New machine..." fails with no apparent cause
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:46 EST
Description of problem:
For some reason HAL isn't starting on this box.
When I click on File->New Machine... in virt-manager there is no apparent effect
in the GUI, I have to have launched it from the command line to figure out what
the problem is.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Have a broken hal, or possibly "service stop hal"
2. Run virt-manager
3. File->New Machine...
There is no GUI feedback; the following appears on the terminal I launched
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/share/virt-manager/virtManager/engine.py", line 130, in _do_show_create
File "/usr/share/virt-manager/virtManager/engine.py", line 214, in show_create
self.windowCreate = vmmCreate(self.get_config(), self.get_connection(uri,
File "/usr/share/virt-manager/virtManager/create.py", line 83, in __init__
File "/usr/share/virt-manager/virtManager/create.py", line 116, in
File "/usr/share/virt-manager/virtManager/create.py", line 532, in
File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/dbus/_dbus.py", line 291, in
self._obj.connect_to_signal(signal_name, handler_function, dbus_interface,
File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/dbus/proxies.py", line 151, in
File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/dbus/_dbus.py", line 179, in
named_service = bus_object.GetNameOwner(named_service,
File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/dbus/proxies.py", line 25, in __call__
ret = self._proxy_method (*args, **keywords)
File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/dbus/proxies.py", line 102, in __call__
reply_message = self._connection.send_with_reply_and_block(message, timeout)
File "dbus_bindings.pyx", line 455, in
dbus_bindings.DBusException: Could not get owner of name 'org.freedesktop.Hal':
no such name
Introspect error: The name org.freedesktop.Hal was not provided by any .service
The GUI should display an error dialog saying that an error occurred, with a
Details expander, showing a copy-and-pasteable textview showing the traceback
Fix upstream at
virt-manager-0.2.6-1.fc6 has been pushed for fc6, which should resolve this issue. If these problems are still present in this version, then please make note of it in this bug report.