Copy/Paste no longer working in virt-manager KVM/QEMU

Hello

I have been using Garuda for about 2yrs now and have loved it. It was my first Linux distro & I haven't looked back :slight_smile:

I do a lot of work via virtual machines through KVM/QEMU, & recently noticed that the copy/paste functionality no longer works. I assume this is probably from an update I did somewhere along the way but could not stop to address why the first time I noticed it. I had thought that maybe a future update might eventually iron things out, but hasn't been the case so far. So now that I have had more time, I've tried to dig in & research why.

Most of the other information on the web about others with similar problem involves installing spice-vdagent on the guest VM. For me, this was already a given, as had been setting the Video Model to QXL. I believe that I am running Xorg on Garuda host. However, the usual steps no longer work, and I'm not sure where else to start.

Here is the result of my garuda-inxi :

System:
Kernel: 6.0.6-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.2.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=219f04f8-c9e0-400f-9d0d-043e8bfeff04 rw [email protected]
quiet
cryptdevice=UUID=52208f8d-eb2d-4f13-aa58-a362bbe116ae:luks-52208f8d-eb2d-4f13-aa58-a362bbe116ae
root=/dev/mapper/luks-52208f8d-eb2d-4f13-aa58-a362bbe116ae splash
rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1 loglevel=3
Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.26.2 tk: Qt v: 5.15.6 info: latte-dock
wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
Type: Laptop System: Dell product: XPS 17 9710 v: N/A
serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 10 serial: <superuser required>
Mobo: Dell model: 0Y1K2K v: A01 serial: <superuser required> UEFI: Dell
v: 1.4.1 date: 09/08/2021
Battery:
ID-1: BAT0 charge: 88.3 Wh (100.0%) condition: 88.3/95.1 Wh (92.9%)
volts: 12.9 min: 11.4 model: BYD DELL F8CPG1A type: Li-poly
serial: <filter> status: full
CPU:
Info: model: 11th Gen Intel Core i7-11800H bits: 64 type: MT MCP
arch: Tiger Lake gen: core 11 level: v4 note: check built: 2020
process: Intel 10nm family: 6 model-id: 0x8D (141) stepping: 1
microcode: 0x40
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 8 tpc: 2 threads: 16 smt: enabled cache:
L1: 640 KiB desc: d-8x48 KiB; i-8x32 KiB L2: 10 MiB desc: 8x1.2 MiB
L3: 24 MiB desc: 1x24 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 2408 high: 4040 min/max: 800/4600 scaling:
driver: intel_pstate governor: performance cores: 1: 2300 2: 2300 3: 2300
4: 2300 5: 2300 6: 2300 7: 2300 8: 2300 9: 2300 10: 2300 11: 2300
12: 2300 13: 2300 14: 2300 15: 2300 16: 4040 bogomips: 73728
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
Vulnerabilities:
Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected
Type: l1tf status: Not affected
Type: mds status: Not affected
Type: meltdown status: Not affected
Type: mmio_stale_data status: Not affected
Type: retbleed status: Not affected
Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via
prctl
Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer
sanitization
Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Enhanced IBRS, IBPB: conditional, RSB
filling, PBRSB-eIBRS: SW sequence
Type: srbds status: Not affected
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:
Device-1: Intel TigerLake-H GT1 [UHD Graphics] vendor: Dell driver: i915
v: kernel arch: Gen-12.1 process: Intel 10nm built: 2020-21 ports:
active: eDP-1 empty: DP-1, DP-2, DP-3, DP-4 bus-ID: 00:02.0
chip-ID: 8086:9a60 class-ID: 0300
Device-2: NVIDIA GA107M [GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile] vendor: Dell
driver: nouveau v: kernel non-free: 515.xx+ status: current (as of 2022-10)
arch: Ampere code: GAxxx process: TSMC n7 (7nm) built: 2020-22 pcie:
gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 8 link-max: lanes: 16 bus-ID: 01:00.0
chip-ID: 10de:25a2 class-ID: 0302
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.4 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.4
compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: intel,modesetting,nouveau
alternate: fbdev,nv,vesa dri: i965 gpu: i915 display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 3840x2400 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 1016x635mm (40.00x25.00")
s-diag: 1198mm (47.17")
Monitor-1: eDP-1 mapped: eDP1 model: Sharp 0x1517 built: 2021
res: 3840x2400 hz: 60 dpi: 264 gamma: 1.2 size: 370x230mm (14.57x9.06")
diag: 432mm (17") ratio: 16:10 modes: 3840x2400
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics (TGL GT1) v: 4.6 Mesa 22.2.1
direct render: Yes
Audio:
Device-1: Intel Tiger Lake-H HD Audio vendor: Dell
driver: sof-audio-pci-intel-tgl
alternate: snd_hda_intel,snd_sof_pci_intel_tgl bus-ID: 00:1f.3
chip-ID: 8086:43c8 class-ID: 0401
Sound API: ALSA v: k6.0.6-zen1-1-zen running: yes
Sound Server-1: PulseAudio v: 16.1 running: yes
Sound Server-2: PipeWire v: 0.3.59 running: yes
Network:
Device-1: Intel Tiger Lake PCH CNVi WiFi vendor: Rivet Networks
driver: iwlwifi v: kernel bus-ID: 00:14.3 chip-ID: 8086:43f0 class-ID: 0280
IF: Waifu state: down mac: <filter>
Device-2: Realtek RTL8153 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter type: USB
driver: r8152 bus-ID: 2-4.1:3 chip-ID: 0bda:8153 class-ID: 0000
serial: <filter>
IF: enp0s13f0u4u1 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
IF-ID-1: br10 state: up speed: 10 Mbps duplex: unknown mac: <filter>
IF-ID-2: vnet0 state: unknown speed: 10 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Bluetooth:
Device-1: Intel AX201 Bluetooth type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
bus-ID: 3-14:3 chip-ID: 8087:0026 class-ID: e001
Report: rfkill ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: down bt-service: disabled
rfk-block: hardware: no software: no address: see --recommends
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 476.94 GiB used: 317.21 GiB (66.5%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: SK Hynix model: PC711 NVMe
512GB size: 476.94 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B
speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 41001131
temp: 42.9 C scheme: GPT
Partition:
ID-1: / raw-size: 476.68 GiB size: 476.68 GiB (100.00%) used: 317.21 GiB
(66.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/dm-0 maj-min: 254:0
mapped: luks-52208f8d-eb2d-4f13-aa58-a362bbe116ae
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 260 MiB size: 256 MiB (98.46%) used: 706 KiB
(0.3%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
ID-3: /home raw-size: 476.68 GiB size: 476.68 GiB (100.00%) used: 317.21
GiB (66.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/dm-0 maj-min: 254:0
mapped: luks-52208f8d-eb2d-4f13-aa58-a362bbe116ae
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 476.68 GiB size: 476.68 GiB (100.00%) used: 317.21
GiB (66.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/dm-0 maj-min: 254:0
mapped: luks-52208f8d-eb2d-4f13-aa58-a362bbe116ae
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 476.68 GiB size: 476.68 GiB (100.00%) used: 317.21
GiB (66.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/dm-0 maj-min: 254:0
mapped: luks-52208f8d-eb2d-4f13-aa58-a362bbe116ae
Swap:
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 15.36 GiB used: 82.5 MiB (0.5%)
priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:
System Temperatures: cpu: 54.0 C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:
Processes: 349 Uptime: 1h 53m wakeups: 17389 Memory: 15.36 GiB used: 8.8
GiB (57.3%) Init: systemd v: 251 default: graphical tool: systemctl
Compilers: gcc: 12.2.0 clang: 14.0.6 Packages: pm: pacman pkgs: 1603
libs: 348 tools: pamac,paru Shell: fish v: 3.5.1 default: Zsh v: 5.9
running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.22
Garuda (2.6.9-1):
System install date:     2022-01-08
Last full system update: 2022-10-30
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       NetworkManager
Windows dual boot:       No/Undetected
Snapshots:               Timeshift
Failed units:

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