timeout on VMstart: cannot execute qrexec-daemon

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Oct 1, 2017, 4:06:07 PM10/1/17
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i can not start one of the StandaloneVMs
it just give me a timeout and "cannot execute qrexec-daemon"

after reboot the same thing.

logs show the following:

Icon size: 128x128
XIO: fatal IO error 11 (Resource temporarily unavailable) on X server

after 31000 requests (31000 known processed) with 0 events remaining.

can somebody help please?


Oct 2, 2017, 12:30:54 PM10/2/17
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please help somebody, i have my password-manager and other important
stuff there and just an older backup :-/

Ron Hunter-Duvar

Oct 2, 2017, 2:17:21 PM10/2/17
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You might be able to recover the essential files by creating a new VM and copying the private.img and volatile.img files from the old VM (/var/log/qubes/appvms/<vm-name>) to the new one, then booting the new one. This worked for me when I had to reinstall QubesOs.

As to the error itself, it seems to suggest a missing icon file somewhere. I don't know why that would stop the VM from starting, but qrexec-daemon seems to be rather brittle. No idea how you would fix it. Might require either digging into the code or help from one of the developers to track down and resolve.



Oct 2, 2017, 2:24:23 PM10/2/17
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huh, thank you! the thing with the qrexec seems to be a little creepy...
i will try to restore the whole thing in a new VM
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