I cant figure this out. I can start sys-whonix up by itself but as scoon as i try to do updates (which use whonix) or start up any appvm that is using sys-whonix the sys-whonix. When I try I get the error:
Qube sys-whonix has failed to start: Cannont connect to qrexec agent for 60 seconds, see /var/log/xen/console/guest-sys-whonix-log for details
Then the next message is
sys-whonix has shutdown
So I didnt understand the log but have posted it here Debian Pastezone
Am @'ing Adrenelos just in case he has time? @adrelanos
Perhaps sys-whonix itself cannot be started. If you just start up sys-whonix and wait for 5 minutes, you’ll probably get the same result.
When sys-whonix is started, are you able to open a terminal?
Actually it seems the sys-whonix appvm can be started but as soon as i try to run something, it crashes
no. I tried from the qubes manager, from the menu, and from the dom0 console no matter which way i try it crashes (also tried opening different terminals, crash…
Could you try disabling memory balancing in the qube memory settings?
From the logs you provided, I see that you’re running sys-whonix with a max memory of 1024MB is that right? Can you try bumping the memory temporarily to 2048 max and 800 for initial?
Tried that, and I was able to open xterm but it was very slow to open and pretty much froze.
So i bumped it up to 800/2000 with and without mem balancing. Strangely with mem balancing disabled I wasnt able to pull up an xterm? but when I reduced the memory again, and had mem balancing disabled an xterm popped up - though it took a long time and pretty much froze once it started
There’s currently some memory issue since a qrexec update from a few weeks ago. All my qubes were unable to connect to qrexec just like you at that time. I was able to fix that by changing the initial memory from 400 to 500 minimum. Currently my sys-whonix qube is running with 500/4000 and it’s working fine, so try changing the memory a little bit around mine and see when you can get a stable system.
Did you make any change to sys-whonix? If I run a terminal in it, it only has 390 MB of used memory and tor is working fine.
No changes, it just went with the defaults (then changed the mem as i didnt think it would take over a gig?)
Well I did both (increased mem and turned off load balancing) and restarted it a few times and its working now.
2gig is quite a bit for a sys-vm i would think, hopefully that will get ironed out soon.
Thanks to you both!
In Qubes OS 4.2 there will be whonix 17 available, maybe memory requirements will be reduced (it’s unlikely with computer software though but )