virt-manager reports "console not configured for guest" after update to SP2

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Service Pack 2
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 Service Pack 2


After updating a SLE10 SP1 based Xen Dom0 to SP2 fully virtualised guest systems report

ERROR: Console not configured for guest

when started invirt-manager.


  1. Export the current DomU settings into a file using

    xm list --long win2003>win2003.conf

  2. Edit the file win2003.conf with an editor and look for this section:
    (vncunused 1)
    (uuid SOME_ID)
    (location localhost:5905)

    Change this to:

    (vncunused 1)
    (type vnc)
    (uuid SOME_ID)
    (location localhost:5905)

  3. Save the file and exit the editor.

  4. Import the new settings using:

    xm new -F win2003.conf

  5. Start the DomU using virt-manager.


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  • Document ID:7000552
  • Creation Date: 04-Jun-2008
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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