Bug 491755 - virt-viewer jumps workspaces on guest restart with virt-install
Summary: virt-viewer jumps workspaces on guest restart with virt-install
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Product: Virtualization Tools
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Component: virt-viewer   
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Assignee: Daniel Berrange
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Reported: 2009-03-23 20:42 UTC by Bill Nottingham
Modified: 2014-03-17 03:18 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2013-06-26 16:37:03 UTC
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Description Bill Nottingham 2009-03-23 20:42:35 UTC
Description of problem:

I ran virt-install; it popped up virt-viewer. I moved the viewer to a different workspace.

Eventually the install finished, and the guest rebooted. When it did, virt-viewer jumped to the active workspace.

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Comment 1 Mark McLoughlin 2009-03-25 16:31:31 UTC
Ah yes - we don't actually reboot; we shut down the guest and start it again

We need to do this because the config will have changed - e.g. you initially boot with vmlinuz/initrd but after install you want to boot with grub

Upshot is that we launch virt-viewer multiple times and there's no straightforward way of staying on the same workspace

Perhaps we could have a flag to not have virt-viewer shutdown when the guest shuts down, but rather automatically re-connect when the guest is started again

Not going to be a huge problem for most people, moving upstream.

Comment 2 Daniel Berrange 2009-03-25 19:00:08 UTC
Upstream virt-viewer (non-released) code does now have ability to wait for non-running VMs to startup, and also wait for them to restart upon shutdown, instead of exiting. There's a few more changes we need before we can release this code, so its a F12 kind of feature realistically.

Comment 3 Marc-Andre Lureau 2013-06-26 16:37:03 UTC
there is -w option for quite some time. Apparently virt-install makes use of it for quite some time. closing

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