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Do I need to be in kvm and libvirtd group run hardware accelerated Intel Android x86 images?

asked 2014-07-25 03:00:32 -0600

updated 2014-07-25 15:11:04 -0600

I am trying to get this guide, written for Ubuntu, working on my Fedora 20 KDE box. How to Start Intel Hardware-assisted Virtualization (hypervisor) on Linux to Speed-up Intel Android x86 Gingerbread Emulator

The instructions say to add working user to kvm and libvirtd groups.

$ sudo adduser your_user_name kvm
$ sudo adduser your_user_name libvirtd

I can see there is a kvm group on my system but their is no libvirtd group.

What should I be doing here?

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answered 2014-07-26 06:47:32 -0600

hedayat gravatar image

Nothing! You shouldn't do anything in this step. You just need to install required libvirt and qemu kvm packages (actually, I wonder if the guidelines uses libvirtd at all! it seems that it is just using qemu in KVM mode directly. So, "Maybe" you even don't need to install libvirt packages!).

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Thanks. I am curious. What does kvm and libvirtd groups do?

sudhirkhanger gravatar imagesudhirkhanger ( 2014-07-26 13:36:12 -0600 )edit

Apparently it is used by Ubuntu to manager KVM/Libvirtd permissions, but I've never seen those be required in Fedora. So, Fedora manages that differently.

hedayat gravatar imagehedayat ( 2014-07-26 16:23:45 -0600 )edit

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