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Questions tagged [qubes]

Qubes OS is a secure operating system based on Linux and the Xen hypervisor. Use this tag for questions that are Qubes specific and not for generic Linux or Xen questions

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Qubes-OS transfer files from and to HVM

I can't find in the documentation how to transfer data from and to the HVM in Qubes-OS. When a normal AppVM is created, it has the Qubes Tools installed so easy copy and paste, and transferring files ...
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Qubes-OS install Qubes support tools in HVM to fix screen resolution and copy paste

I want to install a fully virtualized machine (HVM) with Kali Linux in Qubes-OS. The installation itself was a bit bumpy but I managed to install it correctly. Now, the issue is that I want to ...
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Qubes 4.0 will not boot upon changing hdd

so I am running Qubes 4.01, I decided to remove the hdd with qubes installed, plug in a new hdd and install windows onto that one, then upon plugging in the hdd with qubes installed onto it, it ...
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Dracit Timeout error Installing QubesOS on laptop via bootable external harddrive

Set up qubes on external hard drive to boot upon launch. Downloaded from www(dot)qubes-os(dot)org Installer itself boots fine, proceeds with install, but then I get these errors: [ 215.94..... ] ...
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Qubes OS USB drive with boot partition broke

I had the boot partition of my Qubes installation on an external USB drive but it broke and I could save the files. How can I make a grub2 boot partiton to boot the OS again?
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Does Qubes OS run on Thinkpad L480? [closed]

I am thinking about trying Qubes OS as it seems reasonably secure and I like their concept. But I heard that people have a hard time getting it started on laptops. Also the fact that everything runs ...
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How can I have my systemd service stop and finish stopping before “Stopping Session” … “of user” …?

I see something like this: [ 181.919605] preshutdown[3874]: Starting /home/ctor/bin/preshutdown [ 181.920611] crond[3284]: (CRON) INFO (Shutting down) [ 181.931087] systemd[1]: Stopping Session 2 ...
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Why doesn't this error instead: systemctl show 'random text here'.device

Sample: [ctor@dom0 ~]$ cat nonsense #!/bin/bash set -vex systemctl show "sys-devices-virtual-block-dm\x2d0.device" echo systemctl show sys-devices-virtual-block-dm\x2d0.device echo systemctl ...
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On Qubes OS 4.0, how to get xl console access to sys-net?

I tried xl console sys-net which is something that works for any other VM (AppVM, TemplateVM), it even works for sys-net-dm (I don't know what that is though) [ctor@dom0 ~]$ time sudo xl console ...
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How to add VM kernel parameters in Qubes OS 4.0 ?

How to add sysrq_always_enabled and audit=0 kernel parameters to an AppVM in QubesOS 4.0 ? Current /proc/cmdline inside the VM is: [user@dev01-w-s-f-fdr28 ~]$ cat /proc/cmdline root=/dev/mapper/...
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Which package contains the “cpupower” utility/command on Fedora 25 or 28 or in Qubes OS?

I need the cpupower command, if only to see if it works at all in Qubes OS 4.0 whose dom0 is running Fedora 25 and whose VMs are running Fedora 28(and other versions, depending on what TemplateVMs you ...
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Installing a kernel rpm package in Qubes OS complains: dracut-install: ERROR: installing '/usr/lib64/plymouth//label.so'

$ sudo dnf install kernel-latest-4.18.5-8.pvops.qubes.x86_64.rpm kernel-latest-devel-4.18.5-8.pvops.qubes.x86_64.rpm Qubes OS Repository for Dom0 ...
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How to safely shutdown every running VM during Restart/Shutdown in Qubes OS 4.0 without incurring a stall/delay due to a timeout? (systemd issue)

Due to some issue that's affecting Qubes 4.0 also, when Restart-ing or Shutdown-ing the computer from dom0, there will be some delay(stall) until the action is completed unless all running VMs are ...
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May I shut down xfce4-power-manager on Qubes OS 3.2? Is it going to cause security issue?

After some time use, I see that xfce4-power-manager is using a lot of resources (RAM and CPU). I think this is a natural thing. But given my limited computer ability then I thought to kill this ...
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How do you use inst.text in Qubes?

X startup failed, aborting installation If the graphical installation interface fails to start, try again with the inst.text bootoption to start text installation Where or how do I set the inst....
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Intel UEFI firmware hiding operating systems depending on boot order

I have installed Qubes OS R4.0 onto my Intel NUC which came with Windows 10. After I did so, it booted straight into Qubes and the Windows option disappeared from the firmware's boot menu (accessible ...
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Qubes debian 9 template VM apt update doesn't work

I am unable to update or install anything via debian 9 template vm. if i have a local .deb then i can install and run it off an AppVM. How to fix the following? sudo apt update --fix-missing Ign:1 ...
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Qubes networking for custom template

I installed Qubes a few days ago to try it, and so far it was okay, with the built-in templates and stuff the current version (4.0) is more or less stable and usable. My problems began when I decided ...
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Multibooting Grub with shared /boot one distro uses Grub 1, the other Grub 2

I have a set up like so: - sda1 /boot (shared) - sda5 (Kali: luks encrypted LVM) - home /home - root / - swap swap - sda6 (Qubes(xen): luks encrypted LVM) - root / - swap swap - ... (a ...
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How to install qubes on a mac with full-disk encryption?

I installed Qubes r3.2 on a mac without rEFInd; it installed but failed to boot properly, I just got grub, and when I tried to do - boot - it wouldn't work. Next I installed Qubes r4, it didn't ...
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Iptables rules to allow appVM to pass through proxyVM configured to only go through a VPN in QubesOS

I am trying to allow my appVM to communicate with my samba server on my local network. The problem is that I am forcing this appVM to go through a proxyVM which doesn't allow traffic to pass through ...
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How does Qubes do memory management, especially with regard to shared objects?

I'm just reading about Qubes OS, and I have a very simple question -- how does it do memory management and shared object use? Feel free to correct any misconceptions or errs in vocab, but we have the ...
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Restore volume groups after remove in RO file sytem

I wanted to transfer all my data from encrypted HDD to Qubes OS I attach HDD and run these commands: udisksctl unlock -b /dev/xvdi5 modprobe dm-mod vgscan vgchange -ay debian-vg After I ...
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Installing Ubuntu Software Applications in Qubes OS

Is it possible to install the Ubuntu Software Applications, such as LibreOffice and others in Qubes OS? Thanks.
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No sound in Linux

So sound used to work in my Linux distros. I use Qubes OS, Tails, and Fedora. All used to have sound but lost it for whatever reason even after fresh reinstalls. Pavucontrol in Qubes OS gives me "...
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Efibootmgr does not add disk GUID in HD param

I'm trying to install qubes OS, it's nearly complete there only seems to be one issue left. Some background first: Both Windows and Ubuntu have at one point successfully booted in UEFI mode. Their ...
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Disable Ethernet Hardware Devices at start-up

To startup vm called "sys-net" in Qubes on my laptop need to write "1" in file echo -n "1" > /sys/bus/pci/devices/0000\:04\:00.0/remove also 0000:04:00.0 and 0000:04:00.1 are conflicts and need ...
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Qubes OS Switch from Windows

Currently being on windows 10 and wanting to transfer to Linux I have found Qubes, and think it to be a good starting point for security and usability. But whatever, not the point. Is there a way to ...
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How to connect to WiFi on Qubes OS?

I've just installed Qubes OS on my computer. There's no WiFi Connection. I use Lenovo Ideapad 310 ISK. What should I do?
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Whonix - whonix-gw keeps saying start condition has not been met

I have started the tor service with no issue on whonix-ws and anon-whonix (although both won't connect to Tor because of this issue I'm having). I can also confirm that I have a connection on sys-net ...
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Qubes installer not booting

I am currently setting up a Qubes OS in dual boot (I have read the warnings and I know if the issues of doing so) with Windows 10. After having dd'd the latest release disk on a partition of my usb ...
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Qubes OS - Update a Template Kernel

I'm trying to update the kernel in the Debian Template of Qubes OS, following the official documentations, but it seems I'm missing something or doing something wrong. I'm using gcc 6.3.0. Qubes ...
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Qubes (Fedora 23) won't login

I have been using Qubes 3.2 for 5 months now without any significant problems. Then, out of nothing, I can't login. Qubes passed to sddm login screen as usual, then I could choose from desktop ...
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Boot MBR on Mac mini

I am trying to install Qubes OS Linux on my Mac mini. However I want to install it in a MBR configuration on a separate internal HDD. Is there a way to configure a mac to boot a MBR disk instead of ...
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How to add software sources for dom0 in Qubes

I would like to install some customization packages to Qubes KDE. Is there any way to temporarily override yum config to add another repository?
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Install VLC on Qubes OS/Fedora 23

I recently installed Qubes OS and I would like to install VLC Media Player on my personal VM which is based on Fedora 23. To configure RPM-fusion I ran the two following commands (found on the french ...
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All debian instances and template in qubes are unable to display any application

A few weeks ago I had updated my Qubes OS VMS as usual. After restart; Debian 8 instances run and the work including template. any application I open begins to open, I see a "bouncing" icon as though ...
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Installing Qubes OS and handling the Installation Destination Page

I'm trying to install Qubes OS on my computer. I have just deleted the Ubuntu Partition in order to install it, but there's a problem with the storage configuration, and I need to find a suitable ...
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Qubes OS fails to boot from Live USB Drive

I'd like to test Qubes OS using the Live USB Option. I used Rufus in order to create a bootable USB, changing the image from ISO to DD after opening the iso image. Then I changed the Boot priority ...
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Qubes clobbered my boot, how can I re-enable efi booting?

I have a "test all the operating systems"-laptop which was running Windows and Ubuntu MATE, with rEFInd used as boot manager. Yesterday I installed Qubes on the last third of the drive. I've since ...
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Qubes OS via VM?

I've a question to all the Qubes OS "Knowers" here. Actually I'm running Linux Mint and I love it. I don't want to change it for my daily routine. It's my fast running system without issues! ...
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Dracut failure when trying to boot Fedora with Qubes kernel

I would like to boot Fedora 23 Workstation x86_64 with a kernel from QubesOS 3.1. I have copied vmlinuz-4.1.13-9.pvops.qubes.x86_64 and initramfs-4.1.13-9.pvops.qubes.x86_64.img into the /boot ...
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Qubes/Xen OS: access file manager for dom0

I hope somebody more experienced with Qubes specific terminal commands can help. If the KDE manager is installed, how does one open via terminal input the file manager for 'dom0'? To browse 'Home' ...
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Does Qubes OS support opengl on discrete graphics?

How can I configure Qubes OS that a VM supports opengl for my nvidia graphics on my laptop (optimus)? The laptop has a integrated intel card and a quadro K2000M. At least the quadro 2000 seems to be ...
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Qubes does not boot on Fedora/Qubes dual-boot machine

My goal is to have a dual-boot of Qubes OS 3.1 and Fedora 23 Workstation (respin). This guy got it working on Ubuntu, but he installed Ubuntu first, while I installed Qubes first. The last resort ...
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Installing out-of-tree kernel driver in Qubes OS NetVM

I have bought an Edimax USB wifi stick, which requires an out-of-tree (i.e. 3rd party) kernel module to be compiled for it to run on Linux. However, Qubes OS is a bit different to ordinary Linux ...
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Installing Qubes 3.1 : boot process freezes after Qubes logo blinks

After burning Qubes iso on a USB stick using dd I boot it in UEFI mode and I got a problem with the following symptom : If I select Verify source and install Qubes the process freezes after the test ...
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HP EliteBook 8530p wifi problem (hard blocked) in Qubes OS

I just installed Qubes OS on an old HP EliteBook 8530p and cannot connect to the internet with wireless. This laptop has a physical wireless switch that must be toggled 'on' for the wireless to work....
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Can I rewrite drive designations for the Qubes installer?

I am trying to install Qubes from a USB stick. Unfortunately it seems that there's some hardcoding taking place in the boot process, so after I have put the ISO on the stick it still looks to mount /...
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Configuring network settings manually in Qubes OS

I'm trying to setup Qubes OS on my desktop but struggling to get the network/internet working. This is the configuration i want to setup - ip - 192.168.1.2 Subnet - 255.255.255.0 Gateway - 192.168....