Install gnome-boxes on Solus 1.1 shannon

If you install gnom-boxes libvirt will only allow root by default.


to allow regular users you need to create the libvirt group and allow access to the libvirt daemon.


# Install boxes
root@zenbook /home/user # eopkg install gnome-boxes

# Enable the libvirt service
root@zenbook /home/user # systemctl enable libvirtd.service

# Add libvirt group
root@zenbook /home/user # groupadd libvirt

# Add ‘user’ to the libvirt group
root@zenbook /home/user # usermod -a -G libvirt user

#To allow libvirt group access to boxes edit the libvirt daemon

root@zenbook /home/user # nano /etc/libvirt/libvirtd.conf

unix_sock_group = “libvirt”
unix_sock_ro_perms = “0770”
unix_sock_rw_perms = “0770”
auth_unix_ro = “none”
auth_unix_rw = “none”

# Save; then restart the daemon
root@zenbook /home/user # systemctl restart libvirtd.service