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How to disable the audio output of Gnome Boxes (or at least mute all sound)?

Most desktop environments and distros use various alert sounds, can be distracting when you have a high-end sound system connected to the computer and some ~0 dBFS bell jingle or a generic error sound ...
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qemu-system-x86_64 not found when moving VMs between computers

I am moving GNOME Boxes virtual machines from Fedora to Guix following the guide on Fedora wiki. On the Fedora workstation: $ virsh list --all Id Name State -------------------------------...
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gnome-boxes crashes on startup after cancelling clone of a VM by closing the program

I know, there's a similar question with the problem manifesting in a similar way but using virsh didn't work for me, it refused to delete the problematic VM. I tried deleting all the configs to stop ...
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Trying to run a virtual machine with Gnome Boxes on Fedora 37 always starts with QEMU boot error

I tried to run Gnome OS, Fedora Silverblue and endeavourOS with Gnome Boxes (Flathub install) on Fedora 37. However, regardless of system, booting into the virtual machine immediately stops with: The ...
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How to fix (several) VM start-up issues in gnome-boxes?

in short: My virtual machine named CONAN01 is not starting up in gnome-boxes, I receive/see different errors and do not know what the real issues behind them are: Error 1: When starting gnome-boxes ...
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How to remotely connect to another Gnome Boxes VM?

I'm not too familiar with SSH things, and I'm trying to do a remote connection to a virtual machine on my other PC which has Gnome Boxes installed on it. Might be a simple question, but are there any ...
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How to make a USB device available to a QEMU guest?

I am trying to make my laptop camera accessible by a guest system on it. With the guest system not running, I open it in virt-manager, go to "Show virtual hardware details" → "Add ...
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Gnome Boxes Processor Count

VMWare Workstation 16 allows me to choose how many processors the VM may use. Does Gnome Boxes have this same option? I am unable to find it.
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How to delete Gnome Boxes machine from bash

Yesterday I duplicated my Windows 10 machine in Gnome boxes to upgrade to Win 11. After realising that it would need 64 GB of space on my harddrive, which I do not have currently, I deleted the image. ...
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What is the correct way to run a Windows 10 *Education* virtual machine on Linux?

I installed Windows 10 Education (Win10E) in Gnome Boxes on elementary OS 6 (Odin). As far as I can tell, it installs fine, and I can use Win10E with my university account. However, if I restart my ...
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Login problem with Kali Linux

I was running Kali Linux in gnome boxes just like virtualbox and I was running out of space so I used gnome boxes to increase the hd capacity. Now when attempt to login the screen goes blank for a ...
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How to get my guest to keep the correct time and date?

I'm running windows 10 inside gnome boxes (on fedora) which, while kinda slow, works well enough. However, after closing and reopening boxes, it appears that windows just continues where I left off. ...
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SSH Boxes Change Port Number

I am trying to connect to a remote machine using boxes on centos7. I enter ssh://ip:port which brings me to some usage: ssh screen with a blinking cursor that I am unable to exit out of. Likely ...
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SSH into Gnome Boxes OS

I have received a virtual machine for my CS assignment. I have opened it in Gnome Boxes (just by double-clicking on the VM image), but I do not want to write code there, but on my local machine and ...
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Guix System Problem with GNOME Boxes

To build a virtual machine with GNOME Boxes, I have this problem: "virtualization extensions are unavailable on your system. Check your bios settings to enable them." what's the solution?
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How to increase the root partition size of a virtual machine used by GNOME Boxes (QEMU)?

I use GNOME Boxes on Fedora 32 to virtualize a Fedora Silverblue installation. I did not setup a sophisticated/smart partitioning for my virtual Fedora and have run out of disk space on my virtual ...
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Why DNS stops resolving under QEMU "user networking" when the host roams to a particular network?

I use GNOME Boxes on a laptop. The guest machines get the Internet connection automatically with default settings whenever the laptop moves between networks (Ethernet, Wi-Fi in different locations, or ...
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How to enable automatic change of guest resolution to fit Boxes window?

I am using Windows 10 as a guest in a virtual machine on Debian "bullseye" in GNOME Boxes 3.38.0-1 on a laptop with Ryzen 5 4500U processor, which comes with AMD® Renoir integrated graphics. ...
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How can I tell if Gnome-Boxes is using KVM?

I'm using gnome-boxes to run lubuntu inside a virtual machine. I am wondering how I can verify whether or not it is using KVM? I am using a CPU that supports virtualization (Intel Core i5 3330) and ...
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Allow VM in gnome boxes to access webserver on host

I have a webserver running on my host OS and I want to access it from a windows VM running in gnome boxes. The VM has internet access but it does not seem to be able to access anything on the local ...
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Privacy when Running Windows Software Under GNOME

I've been running Pop!_OS 18.04 on a System76 Meerkat. I've been advised that I can run Quickbooks for Windows if I first install gnome-boxes. If I do so, will I have as much privacy as before? Or ...
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How can I get sound from a Boxes VM?

I am running an Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS VM on a PureOS 8.0 host, running GNOME Boxes 3.30.3 and a QEMU session broker. The VM has spice-vdagent 0.17.0 installed. I cannot get audio in the VM to play. I ...
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GNOME Boxes Boot From ISO After Installing An Operating System?

Trying to set up a couple of Arch Linux virtual machines for troubleshooting programs. One is having network issues so I'm trying to chroot into it and install Network Manager or Connman to fix it. ...
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What is the actual default networking type in gnome-boxes using qemu:///session?

According to the author of this post: gnome-boxes originally used usermode networking, but switched around Fedora 21 timeframe to use virbr0 via qemu-bridge-helper. But that's dependent on virbr0 ...
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GNOME Boxes: VM gets paused when going back to home screen

I'm using gnome-boxes to run an Ubuntu VM (Arch Linux host). From the home screen of GB (where all the VMs are shown) I click on the VM's thumbnail and it opens and takes all GB window. Everything ...
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GNOME Boxes: proper network configuration?

I've got a problem with GNOME Boxes: I've 2 machines, cloned 1 from other, with CentOS. Both machines get same IP address on GNOME Boxes, so when I boot the 2nd, the 1st gets disconnected from network,...
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GNOME Boxes not able to see virtual machines after sleep

I am having a bit of trouble to solve this issue. I am using gnome-boxes to run my Windows virtual machines for my school project purpose. When I boot the system, everything works just fine. When I ...
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