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I could reproduce the problem on my system. Your main problem are the ACL restrictions of your host. For this reason change the ACL attributes of the libvirt-qemu user : sudo setfacl -R -m u:libvirt-qemu:rwx /media/cl Change the Mode settings for Filesystem /host from Passthrough to Mapped. Why? That's the reason why: Your guest system runs as ...


If your primary goal is just to share files back and forth, and you're open to using TCP, you could just share files over ssh or similar. For instance, if you re-direct a local port to a sensible port on the guest, you should be able to use that port for access. I use SSH/SCP. When launching my VM: qemu-kvm [all your usual qemu options] -net nic -net user ...


You need to specify the netdev group in your initial tunctl call: tunctl -t tap0 -g netdev [I also found out that, for some reason, I had to give execute permission (770) on the /dev/net directory. This may not be related.]


This is presently a known bug in virt-manager - see the email thread at In the meantime, I'll find another way round the problem.


According to the qemu wiki, you can use a higher-resolution display using the -vga std option: -vga type Select type of VGA card to emulate. Valid values for type are cirrus Cirrus Logic GD5446 Video card. All Windows versions starting from Windows 95 should recognize and use this graphic card. For optimal performances, use 16 bit color ...

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