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General Usage

Clipboard

The inter-VM clipboard shortcuts (Ctrl+Shift+C, Ctrl+Shift+V) don't actually perform a copy or paste directly; they copy from the clipboard of the source VM and paste to the clipboard of the destination VM.

USB Devices

It should be safe to remove USB devices after detaching them from an AppVM.

Customizations

Template VM

See https://wiki.qubes-os.org/wiki/SoftwareUpdateVM

To install:

nautilus-open-terminal

Remember, the template VM needs to be shut down before the others can be updated. Then each VM will be updated after it has been restarted.

Firefox

See Firefox. Probably safer to install add-ons separately per VM as needed. Might want to install some in the disposable VM template.

Problems

Yum Update Error

The first yum update of the template VM worked, but the next day it failed (so did install of some new packages):

Error: Package: qubes-gui-vm-2.1.26-1.fc20.x86_64 (qubes-vm-r2-current)
           Requires: pulseaudio = 4.0
           Removing: pulseaudio-4.0-9.gitf81e3.fc20.x86_64 (@updates)
               pulseaudio = 4.0-9.gitf81e3.fc20
           Updated By: pulseaudio-5.0-7.fc20.x86_64 (updates)
               pulseaudio = 5.0-7.fc20
           Available: pulseaudio-4.0-8.gitf81e3.fc20.x86_64 (fedora)
               pulseaudio = 4.0-8.gitf81e3.fc20

Dom0 Updates

The GUI updater runs for a long time without providing any progress; it's unclear if it's actually working.

The command-line updater is also hanging quite a while without providing a progress indication.

Keyboard Shortcuts

  • Default inter-VM copy/paste shortcuts conflict with the terminal copy/paste shortcuts

Fonts

Fonts on some websites look bad. This is probably an issue from Fedora.

info/qubes.txt · Last modified: 2014-07-30 19:56 by sam