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### virt-viewer not as root?

Hi All,

I could not take Scientific Linux 7.4 (RHEL clone based on CentOS) anymore. It is just too gash darned buggy and so terribly out-of-date that it drove me insane. And nothing gets fixed as it is too out-of-date to get fixed. Anyway I wiped and re-installed Fedora Core 27. Oh my goodness what a change to have everything working well! And stable finally too! (RHEL is NOT more stable.)

Anyway, I use to communicate with my virtual machines (VM's) as a user with qemu-kvm as follows:

$remote-viewer spice://127.0.0.1:5900 --title "KVM-W7"  Now I must be root to view my VM's: $ beesu "/usr/bin/virt-viewer KVM-W7"


Is there a way to do this without being "root" like I use to?

Many thanks, -T