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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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Trying to install Qubes OS for for Lenovo Ideapad Gaming 3

I'm trying to install Qubes OS Lenovo Ideapad Gaming 3 16IAH7, I followed the user documentation for rufus settings then tried Test media and install Qubes OS R4.2.1 option, also the second option ...
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Debian installation from USB: "the logical volume vm-sys-net-private on qubes_dom0 could not be deleted"

I tried Qubes OS and found out that it is too heavy and complicated for me. So I tried to install Debian from a flashed USB. However, the installer gives the following error: the logical volume vm-sys-...
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How to re-create a partition for which I know the old UUID, start location, and size?

I have a LUKS encrypted logical volume which is spread across two physical drives. I use the Qubes OS. The first drive is fine. I did a whoopsie with the partition table of the second drive. But the ...
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Install Qubes Os R4.1.2 on MacbookPro 2019 (i9) problem : BCMDHD_ExitBootService

I`m trying to install (Dualboot) Qubes on my MacbookPro 2019 i9 (with T2 Security Chip) This is what I have done so far: I downloaded the ISO file, verified it and flashed it to an USB stick. After ...
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Dell Latitude 7490 Linux Installation unsuccessfull on new SSD

I’m having problems with my Latitude 7490. I’ve been using the laptop without issues ever since, mainly using Qubes, which currently runs without issues. Recently, I installed a bigger SSD and wanted ...
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Trying to install Qubes Linux (V4.1) always leads to BLANK SCREEN very early in process (right after GRUB2 selection!)

I have now tried about 20 times to install Qubes (on a Windows 11) system, and no matter what I try I keep hitting a brick wall incredibly early in the process. I can't even get to the Qubes ...
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Installing KDE with Qubes

I've installed Qubes OS and try to install KDE with sudo qubes-dom0-update @kde-desktop-qubes as docs suggest, but it failed at the first try. I then ran into google and found that I've should use ...
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Qubes OS does not see the laptop camera

Qubes Devices does not see the camera, only the microphone. If I type lsusb the camera is visible: Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 Root Hub Bus 003 Device 003: ID 1358:c123 ...
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Virtualization frameworks and containers effectiveness on hardware without iommu capability?

Is it worth installing VirtualBox with a Linux based distributed OS like Kali or Qubes if your hardware does not support iommu? Is there any benefit in regards to security if isolation is limited?
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Qubes Post-Install Problem

I already installed qubes it's booting to gui but i can't start any domain i keep getting this error. i have amd 5600x with amd-v enabled. i think it got something to do with csm being enabled which i ...
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thermald does not detect any temperature sensors

I have bought a fanless PC, and it is really important for me to have some form of power management for this PC, because currently I don't under Qubes, and the result is that if I do something that ...
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Did Windows break my LUKS encrypted disk?

Primary OS is Qubes, secondary OS is Windows 10. I have a disk sda with full disk encryption (LUKS). But now I don't see my ext4 partitions on that disk and there only is one NTFS partition with a ...
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Qubes OS Installer shows Debian11

I am trying to install Qubes OS via an iso image on a USB stick. Version R4.0.4. I checked the release signing key and the hash value of the iso image. But the graphical installer keeps showing me a ...
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Find what is causing high CPU usage on Qubes OS

In Qubes OS, processes are running in multiple VMs, so just running top on a VM won't necessarily tell me anything useful, if that VM isn't using the CPU very much. How can I find out which process(es)...
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Why are all snap processes hanging?

Chromium, which I installed using snap, started hanging on startup. snap list hangs. snap changes hangs. snap version hangs. All the troubleshooting steps here result in either a hang, or an error, or ...
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Issues reconnecting to Bluetooth headphones in Fedora VM on Qubes OS

I have tried various ways to reconnect to my Bluetooth headphones in my Fedora VM after restarting my computer, but they all seem to either take a long time, or not work reliably. I have tried ...
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Qubes OS. Upgrades? Rolling release?

I currently run Arch Linux and I am considering moving to Qubes OS. I am spoiled by Arch's rolling release upgrade feature. I don't think Qubes OS supports rolling release. After I install Qubes OS, ...
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Qubes - Create New Qube VM - Networking Setup

While creating new Qube VM in Qubes OS, there is a networking setup that we need to choose. The options are sys-firewall, sys-net, sys-usb, sys-whonix, none. Anyone know the difference between these ...
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Add fedora repositories in Qubes

How to add fedora packages in Qubes. I tried without success: $ sudo qubes-dom0-update qubes-template-fedora-30 Using sys-whonix as UpdateVM to download update for Dom0; this may tike some time... No ...
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How to use install and use network manager in debian?

I'm running Qubes with Debian 9 and therefore I have a non trivial debian installation. I tried installing network-manager and network-manager-gnome but I don't know how to launch them. I also ...
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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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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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