On Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 11:15 AM, <m.roth at 5-cent.us> wrote: > Negative wrote: > > 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. > >> > > VMware's a possibility. Would I need to remove the kvm package? Do I > have > > to keep libvirtd off? > > You could. > > > > 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. > > It keeps coming back to sounding like a hardware problem, maybe the video > card. > > mark > > That was my first thought. I've had the same behavior with two video cards -- an ATI and an nvidia. Could it be that the kvm-amd module causes problems? It is loaded along with the kvm-intel and kvm. .