Bug 869145 - virt-manager not opening using sudo access
virt-manager not opening using sudo access
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: virt-manager (Show other bugs)
6.3
x86_64 Linux
unspecified Severity high
: rc
: 6.3
Assigned To: virt-mgr-maint
Virtualization Bugs
: Reopened
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Reported: 2012-10-23 03:04 EDT by Vijaykumar
Modified: 2012-10-24 11:03 EDT (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2012-10-24 11:03:37 EDT
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Description Vijaykumar 2012-10-23 03:04:34 EDT
Description of problem:
Normal user with sudo access unable to open virt-manager. Getting below error.

[vijneman@KVMHost-5CF3FC94C58C Desktop]$ sudo virt-manager
[sudo] password for vijneman: 
No protocol specified
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/virt-manager/virt-manager.py", line 383, in <module>
    main()
  File "/usr/share/virt-manager/virt-manager.py", line 286, in main
    raise gtk_error
RuntimeError: could not open display

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How reproducible:
sudo virt-manager

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Login to server with normal user.
2.start vnc with normal user and login to vnc session
3. run sudo virt-manager
  
Actual results:

[vijneman@KVMHost-5CF3FC94C58C Desktop]$ sudo virt-manager
[sudo] password for vijneman: 
No protocol specified
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/virt-manager/virt-manager.py", line 383, in <module>
    main()
  File "/usr/share/virt-manager/virt-manager.py", line 286, in main
    raise gtk_error
RuntimeError: could not open display
Expected results:
Virt-manager suppose to be open

Additional info:
Comment 2 Dave Allan 2012-10-23 09:37:19 EDT
You need to allow virt-manager permissions to your xdisplay.
Comment 3 Vijaykumar 2012-10-24 07:34:00 EDT
Please any body know the solution for this, still I am unable to open the virt-manager.
Comment 4 Dave Allan 2012-10-24 11:03:37 EDT
Bugzilla is not a tool for asking usage questions.  For Red Hat product questions please contact the support organization or for upstream questions please see: http://libvirt.org/contact.html  Please don't reopen the BZ.

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