[CentOS] kvm as non-root user

Fri Jul 2 12:39:25 UTC 2010
Arun Khan <knura9 at gmail.com>

On Fri, Jul 2, 2010 at 4:24 PM, David McGuffey
<davidmcguffey at verizon.net> wrote:
> Tried as I might, I cannot get kvm on CentOS 5.4 to run as a non-root
> user.

Post the error message.

> Have Googled and followed guidance I've found (put the regular
> user in the kvm group, change permissions on several files, etc.).
> Anyone have decent (e.g., working) guidance on how to do this?

The output of "ls -l /dev/kvm" should be like this:

crw-rw----+ 1 root kvm 10, 232 2010-07-02 09:27 /dev/kvm

I have not had to do anything special as long as the non root user is
member of "kvm" group.

-- Arun Khan