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How to enable libvirtd on Fedora 26?

asked 2017-06-18 21:38:24 -0500

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updated 2017-06-18 21:52:20 -0500

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 $ uname -a 
Linux server.myhome.org 4.11.4-300.fc26.x86_64 #1 SMP Wed Jun 7 18:07:41 UTC 2017 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

When I execute sudo systemctl status libvirtd.service -l I get the following error messages :

libvirtd.service - Virtualization daemon
   Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/libvirtd.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
   Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Mon 2017-06-19 07:32:25 IST; 29min ago
     Docs: man:libvirtd(8)
           http://libvirt.org
  Process: 1057 ExecStart=/usr/sbin/libvirtd $LIBVIRTD_ARGS (code=exited, status=6)
 Main PID: 1057 (code=exited, status=6)

Jun 19 07:32:25 server.myhome.org systemd[1]: libvirtd.service: Unit entered failed state.
Jun 19 07:32:25 server.myhome.org systemd[1]: libvirtd.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.
Jun 19 07:32:25 server.myhome.org systemd[1]: libvirtd.service: Service hold-off time over, scheduling restart.
Jun 19 07:32:25 server.myhome.org systemd[1]: Stopped Virtualization daemon.
Jun 19 07:32:25 server.myhome.org systemd[1]: libvirtd.service: Start request repeated too quickly.
Jun 19 07:32:25 server.myhome.org systemd[1]: Failed to start Virtualization daemon.
Jun 19 07:32:25 server.myhome.org systemd[1]: libvirtd.service: Unit entered failed state.
Jun 19 07:32:25 server.myhome.org systemd[1]: libvirtd.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'
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answered 2017-06-20 05:47:49 -0500

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[SOLVED] : I could solve the issue by first removing all packages relating to Virtualization including the ones of qemu and installing them afresh. Then I rebooted the machine and libvirtd service got started and Virtual MAchine Manager started without any error.

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