Can not start anything in a standaloneVM


I can not start any program, no bash, nothing. It shows just no reaction on any chosen program.

best regards

What do the VM logs say? You can look at them in the Qube Manager upon the right click with the mouse.

tho logs “guest-communication” show no action after login
other logs show nothing

Hi @qun,

What is the standaloneVM OS?

And the other logs?

Read the vm-kernel-troubleshooting documentation.

open a terminal

Idea 1, from tray bar:

  • From tray icon bar, left click on the Q icon (Qubes Domains)
  • Choose your VM
  • In the menu, choose Run terminal

Idea2, from Qube Manager

  • right click on your VM
  • in the menu, choose Run comand in qube
  • enter xterm


standalone runs debian10
other logs show nothing useful (guid: iconsize blabla, qrexec: eintr eintr eintr)

I can not start anything from the menu of the VM.

Can not even start xterm as “run command”

Go to the Dom0 terminal and write the following:

qvm-run <nameofqube> 'xterm'

Does everything work in the original TemplateVM from which you created the standaloneVM? Perhaps you can try to create the latter again.