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FS#14165 - qemu-0.10.2-1 and kvm permissions problem

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Jan Spakula (bender02) - Thursday, 09 April 2009, 20:16 GMT
Last edited by Andrea Scarpino (BaSh) - Monday, 27 April 2009, 23:35 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Tobias Powalowski (tpowa)
Architecture x86_64
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


Description: qemu-0.10.2-1 package is missing /etc/udev/rules.d/65-kvm.rules file, and so the udev-created /dev/kvm has ownership root:root (660). Hence qemu-kvm is not usable for regular users, regardless of membership in the kvm group.

Steps to reproduce:
update to qemu-0.10.2-1, run qemu-kvm (or 'qemu --enable-kvm') -> the result is:
Could not access KVM kernel module: Permission denied
failed to initialize KVM
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Closed by  Andrea Scarpino (BaSh)
Monday, 27 April 2009, 23:35 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Comment by Jan Spakula (bender02) - Monday, 27 April 2009, 16:40 GMT
  • Field changed: Percent Complete (100% → 0%)
Sorry tpowa for bugging you, now it all works, just the filename is wrong (65-kqemu.rules instead of 65-kvm.rules)