Bug 447449 - vm_applet doesn't see running VMs
Summary: vm_applet doesn't see running VMs
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-applet-vm
Version: 11
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Cole Robinson
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: F11VirtTarget
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-05-19 22:56 UTC by Martin Ebourne
Modified: 2010-04-27 16:21 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-04-27 16:21:32 UTC
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Description Martin Ebourne 2008-05-19 22:56:29 UTC
Description of problem:
When a VM is active vm_applet doesn't display it.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Click vm_applet
2. See list of stopped VMs
3. Click on a VM
Actual results:
VM is started but disappears from list

Expected results:
VM start but stays in list with a green icon or something. Should also be able
to stop the vm from there.

Additional info:
Also is there a way to get the console opened from vm_applet? It starts the vm
but I have to use virt-manager to open the display which makes the applet
somewhat pointless.

Running with selinux disabled due to bug #447448

Comment 1 Matthew Booth 2008-06-09 20:52:22 UTC
I also see this. To expand, the applet *does* show running VMs, but only if all
listed VMs are running.

Comment 2 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2009-02-11 17:24:48 UTC
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.

Comment 3 Martin Ebourne 2009-04-14 21:22:50 UTC
This bug is still present in Fedora 11 preview.

Comment 4 Mark McLoughlin 2009-04-20 11:41:23 UTC
Indeed - seems like a pretty obvious bug which would be worth fixing for F11

Comment 5 Cole Robinson 2009-04-20 13:14:59 UTC
Sorry, gnome-vm-applet has fallen into a pretty sad state of disrepair. I'll take some time this week to fix up these bugs.

Comment 6 Martin Ebourne 2009-05-17 22:16:16 UTC
Is there anything to test on this yet? The last koji build appears to be from feb.

Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 09:35:05 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.

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Comment 8 Luke Sheldrick 2009-06-14 23:14:40 UTC
Still seeing this in F11, would be great to get this fixed.

Seems a non-brainer.

If you need anyone to test, happy to assist.

Comment 9 Bug Zapper 2010-04-27 12:04:31 UTC
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Comment 10 Cole Robinson 2010-04-27 16:21:32 UTC
gnome-applet-vm is dead upstream, and no bugs will be fixed in F11. virt-manager provides an applet in F12+ which obsoletes gnome-applet-vm. Closing as WONTFIX.

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