On Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 11:00 AM, <m.roth at 5-cent.us> wrote: > Les Mikesell wrote: > > On Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 8:17 AM, Negative <negativebinomial at gmail.com> > > wrote: > <snip> > >> So now I've found I can run X without problems and I can run qemu-kvm > >> without problems, but I cannot run both at the same time. > > > > 'X' should be split cleanly into client and server programs where in > > X-speak the server serves the display and keyboard and programs are > > the clients. An X client program should not be touching any hardware > > directly. But, virtualization stuff might try to cheat. If you > > don't need the local console, you might try loading VMware ESXi first, > > then run all your other OS's as guests under that - you do need a > > windows box to run as the console when making changes or installing > > things, though. > > Actually, if you do that, you can log into ESX1 - it's actually a modified > RHEL 3, I think. It's the remote admin GUI that you need WinDoze for. > > mark > > VMware's a possibility. Would I need to remove the kvm package? Do I have to keep libvirtd off? I still wonder what is causing this. I couldn't find any mention of a similar problem, including on my desktop in my office, where I have a very similar setup, with four kvm guests, two Fedora, one Centos 6 and one Windows XP.