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Whonix kvm not starting

Hi I’m using Ubuntu Kvm and whonix, I’m able to install it and have whonix start up. Then I restart my server and everytime I keep having this error. Can anyone please help me.

root@ubuntu:~# virsh start Whonix-Gateway
error: Failed to start domain Whonix-Gateway
error: internal error: process exited while connecting to monitor: /usr/bin/kvm- spice: 2: exec: qemu-system-x86_64: Permission denied

root@ubuntu:~# virsh list --all
Id Name State

  • Whonix-Gateway                 shut off
    
  • Whonix-Workstation             shut off
    
  • Whonix-Workstation1            shut off
    

root@ubuntu:~# sudo virsh start Whonix-Gateway
error: Failed to start domain Whonix-Gateway
error: internal error: process exited while connecting to monitor: /usr/bin/kvm-spice: 2: exec: qemu-system-x86_64: Permission denied

root@ubuntu:~# virsh start Whonix-Gateway
error: Failed to start domain Whonix-Gateway
error: internal error: process exited while connecting to monitor: /usr/bin/kvm-spice: 2: exec: qemu-system-x86_64: Permission denied

root@ubuntu:~#

What if instead of using root you add your regular user to the groups kvm and libvirt, relogin and try again as user, not as root? No need to use root for VM management.

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