Bug 589548 - virt-manager: gconf error launching app as root
virt-manager: gconf error launching app as root
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: virt-manager (Show other bugs)
6.0
x86_64 Linux
high Severity urgent
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Assigned To: Cole Robinson
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Reported: 2010-05-06 08:26 EDT by Jianjiao Sun
Modified: 2010-06-10 11:34 EDT (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2010-06-10 11:34:31 EDT
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The error's screenshot after we type int virt-manager (27.69 KB, image/png)
2010-05-06 08:26 EDT, Jianjiao Sun
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Description Jianjiao Sun 2010-05-06 08:26:22 EDT
Created attachment 411987 [details]
The error's screenshot after we type int virt-manager

Description of problem:
Input virt-manager commadn in terminal as root,But I can't start it.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
[unanao@dhcp-65-37 ~]$ cat /etc/redhat-release 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 6.0 Beta (Santiago) 

[unanao@dhcp-65-37 ~]$ rpm -qa |grep libvirt
libvirt-python-0.8.0-4.el6.x86_64
libvirt-client-0.8.0-4.el6.x86_64
libvirt-0.8.0-4.el6.x86_64

[unanao@dhcp-65-37 ~]$ rpm -q virt-manager
virt-manager-0.8.4-1.el6.noarch


How reproducible:
always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Open the terminal
2.Switch to root
3.Input virt-manager
  
Actual results:
Got the popup window and get the error message.I have put the pop-up window's screenshot in the attachment. 

Expected results:
When we type in virt-manager as root ,we can start the virt-manager.

Additional info:
The testing is on a cleaned machine.
Comment 2 RHEL Product and Program Management 2010-05-06 09:35:09 EDT
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux major release.  Product Management has requested further
review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux Major release.  This request is not yet committed for
inclusion.
Comment 3 Cole Robinson 2010-05-11 14:26:23 EDT
How exactly are you launching the application? Are you logging in as root or using 'su'? Can you provide the exact steps to reproduce?
Comment 4 Wayne Sun 2010-05-16 22:23:53 EDT
(In reply to comment #3)
> How exactly are you launching the application? Are you logging in as root or
> using 'su'? Can you provide the exact steps to reproduce?    

I'm sorry!I have replyied so late!Because I applied for one week to return my university. 


I use 'su',My procedure is :
[unanao@dhcp-65-37 ~]$ su
Password: 
[root@dhcp-65-37 unanao]# virt-manager

And then I will get a pop-window,get the message:
Error starting Virtual Machine Manager: Failed to contact configuration server; some possible causes are that you need to enable TCP/IP networking for ORBit, or you have stale NFS locks due to a system crash. See http://projects.gnome.org/gconf/ for information. (Details -  1: Failed to get connection to session: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken.)
Comment 5 Cole Robinson 2010-06-10 11:34:31 EDT
Using just plain 'su' will cause issues with other display and gconf using apps as well. Use 'su -' to actually start a new environment, which should solve the issues you reported.

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