• Gnome Boxes Fails Immediately When Creating a VM

    I’m running a relatively new installation of 64-bit Antergos Linux which has kernel 4.17.2-1-ARCH and has been recently updated. I’m running the Gnome desktop environment and have installed gnome-boxes 3.28.5+7+g via the Add/Remove Software application with no errors. After installing boxes, I launched the app and tried to create a VM of OpenMandriva LX3 (along with others) and when I hit the Create button, it fails immediately. The output of the Troubleshooting Logs is attached.

    Can someone tell me why this isn’t working and how to fix it. I would assume since it is in the repository for Arch and was installable via the Add/Remove Software interface that it should work? Thank you.

    Broker URL: qemu+unix:///session
    Domain: boxes-unknown
    UUID: 439bb41f-4720-4046-8556-d0f7da685fee
    Persistent: yes
    Cpu time: 0
    Memory: 2097152 KiB
    Max memory: 8122980 KiB
    CPUs: 2

    Domain config:

    <domain type=“kvm”>
    <boxes:gnome-boxes xmlns:boxes=“https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Boxes”>
    <memory unit=“KiB”>2097152</memory>
    <currentMemory unit=“KiB”>2097152</currentMemory>
    <vcpu placement=“static”>2</vcpu>
    <type arch=“x86_64” machine=“pc-i440fx-2.12”>hvm</type>
    <boot dev=“hd”/>
    <cpu mode=“custom” match=“exact” check=“partial”>
    <model fallback=“allow”>Penryn</model>
    <topology sockets=“1” cores=“2” threads=“1”/>
    <clock offset=“utc”>
    <timer name=“rtc” tickpolicy=“catchup”/>
    <timer name=“pit” tickpolicy=“delay”/>
    <timer name=“hpet” present=“no”/>
    <suspend-to-mem enabled=“no”/>
    <suspend-to-disk enabled=“no”/>
    <disk type=“file” device=“disk”>
    <driver name=“qemu” type=“qcow2” cache=“writeback”/>
    <source file="/home/datapioneer/.local/share/gnome-boxes/images/boxes-unknown"/>
    <target dev=“hda” bus=“ide”/>
    <address type=“drive” controller=“0” bus=“0” target=“0” unit=“0”/>
    <disk type=“file” device=“cdrom”>
    <driver name=“qemu” type=“raw”/>
    <target dev=“hdc” bus=“ide”/>
    <address type=“drive” controller=“0” bus=“1” target=“0” unit=“0”/>
    <controller type=“usb” index=“0” model=“ich9-ehci1”>
    <address type=“pci” domain=“0x0000” bus=“0x00” slot=“0x05” function=“0x7”/>
    <controller type=“usb” index=“0” model=“ich9-uhci1”>
    <master startport=“0”/>
    <address type=“pci” domain=“0x0000” bus=“0x00” slot=“0x05” function=“0x0” multifunction=“on”/>
    <controller type=“usb” index=“0” model=“ich9-uhci2”>
    <master startport=“2”/>
    <address type=“pci” domain=“0x0000” bus=“0x00” slot=“0x05” function=“0x1”/>
    <controller type=“usb” index=“0” model=“ich9-uhci3”>
    <master startport=“4”/>
    <address type=“pci” domain=“0x0000” bus=“0x00” slot=“0x05” function=“0x2”/>
    <controller type=“pci” index=“0” model=“pci-root”/>
    <controller type=“ide” index=“0”>
    <address type=“pci” domain=“0x0000” bus=“0x00” slot=“0x01” function=“0x1”/>
    <controller type=“virtio-serial” index=“0”>
    <address type=“pci” domain=“0x0000” bus=“0x00” slot=“0x06” function=“0x0”/>
    <controller type=“ccid” index=“0”>
    <address type=“usb” bus=“0” port=“2”/>
    <interface type=“user”>
    <mac address=“52:54:00:e7:c6:82”/>
    <model type=“rtl8139”/>
    <address type=“pci” domain=“0x0000” bus=“0x00” slot=“0x03” function=“0x0”/>
    <smartcard mode=“passthrough” type=“spicevmc”>
    <address type=“ccid” controller=“0” slot=“0”/>
    <serial type=“pty”>
    <target type=“isa-serial” port=“0”>
    <model name=“isa-serial”/>
    <console type=“pty”>
    <target type=“serial” port=“0”/>
    <channel type=“spicevmc”>
    <target type=“virtio” name=“com.redhat.spice.0”/>
    <address type=“virtio-serial” controller=“0” bus=“0” port=“1”/>
    <channel type=“spiceport”>
    <source channel=“org.spice-space.webdav.0”/>
    <target type=“virtio” name=“org.spice-space.webdav.0”/>
    <address type=“virtio-serial” controller=“0” bus=“0” port=“2”/>
    <input type=“tablet” bus=“usb”>
    <address type=“usb” bus=“0” port=“3”/>
    <input type=“mouse” bus=“usb”>
    <address type=“usb” bus=“0” port=“4”/>
    <input type=“keyboard” bus=“usb”>
    <address type=“usb” bus=“0” port=“5”/>
    <input type=“mouse” bus=“ps2”/>
    <input type=“keyboard” bus=“ps2”/>
    <graphics type=“spice”>
    <listen type=“none”/>
    <image compression=“off”/>
    <sound model=“ac97”>
    <address type=“pci” domain=“0x0000” bus=“0x00” slot=“0x04” function=“0x0”/>
    <model type=“virtio” heads=“1” primary=“yes”/>
    <address type=“pci” domain=“0x0000” bus=“0x00” slot=“0x02” function=“0x0”/>
    <redirdev bus=“usb” type=“spicevmc”>
    <address type=“usb” bus=“0” port=“6”/>
    <redirdev bus=“usb” type=“spicevmc”>
    <address type=“usb” bus=“0” port=“1.1”/>
    <redirdev bus=“usb” type=“spicevmc”>
    <address type=“usb” bus=“0” port=“1.2”/>

  • it is segfaulting here also:

    (gnome-boxes:7521): Libvirt.GObject-CRITICAL **: 23:46:25.482: gvir_storage_vol_get_info: assertion 'GVIR_IS_STORAGE_VOL(vol)' failed
    [1]    7521 segmentation fault (core dumped)  gnome-boxes

    so same here also after deleting ~/.config/libvirt and **gnome-boxes …


    Better use virtmanager if you want qemu easy way running…


  • @joekamprad You recommend using qemu instead of boxes or virtualbox?

  • that’s a matter of taste… boxes is using qemu also but has almost no options for configuration at all, virtmanager have more options, and virtualbox is most configurable.

  • Ah, that makes more sense now. It’s short in the tweaking department. So we’re still left with VMware and qemu…

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