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Re: qemu/kvm spice console problem

On Wed, 27 Dec 2017 23:14:31 -0500
Gary Dale <garydale@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> When I try to start a virtual machine, I get the error:
> Error connecting to graphical console:
> Error opening Spice console, SpiceClientGtk missing
> on whichever VM I try to start.
> The Virtual Machine Manager shows the VM is running but I can't connect. 
> The system running the VMs is Debian/Stretch while my workstation is 
> Debian/Buster. This worked until fairly recently (I don't start up the 
> VMs too often, but I'm sure I did sometime in the last month). So far as 
> I can tell, spice is running on both the host and client machines.
> Any ideas on what's changed to cause this problem?

No, but I do remember that when I installed virt* packages, it took a
fair bit of sleuthing / trial and error to figure out which spice
packages needed to be installed to get the graphical console to work.
Here's what I currently have:

$ apt list --installed '*spice*'
Listing... Done
gir1.2-spice-client-glib-2.0/stable,now 0.33-3.3 amd64 [installed,automatic]
gir1.2-spice-client-gtk-3.0/stable,now 0.33-3.3 amd64 [installed,automatic]
libspice-client-glib-2.0-8/stable,now 0.33-3.3 amd64 [installed,automatic]
libspice-client-gtk-3.0-5/stable,now 0.33-3.3 amd64 [installed,automatic]
libspice-server1/stable,stable,now 0.12.8-2.1+deb9u1 amd64 [installed,automatic]
spice-client-glib-usb-acl-helper/stable,now 0.33-3.3 amd64 [installed,automatic]