I have been using Qubes for about a year and I keep having the same problem sporadically. It has not been something permanent so I sort of lived with it, just rebooting when necessary. I just upgraded to 4.1 to see if that solved the problem and I am getting the same errors again.
Basically after I shutdown a VM, I have trouble restarting the qube getting the Libxenlight failed to create domain ‘X’ error which others have seen. It is not one particular qube. It happens randomly with most of them…maybe 1/3 to 1/4 times I try to start up a qube. And it is not permanent. Usually if I restart the computer and everything is reset I can start it back up again. But if I have not encountered the error yet and restart with that qube, the error manifests. For example it is not uncommon if I shutdown the computer and then restart it, randomly one or more qubes give me the error. If I shutdown again, the error goes away. It does not matter if the qube is shutdown gracefully, killed, gets shutdown by the OS while the OS is shutting down, or the power goes out and the entire thing goes down. I have had issues on all these types of shutdowns.
I saw that sometimes people got rid of the network connection or tried to just connect to sys-net and that resolved the issue. Well that does not work in this case. I just tried in. In other cases it appears to be a more permanent situation than what is going on here. Rebooting once encountered literally solves the problem most of the times. And it is not all qubes, just randomly one or more qubes with most of the rest working fine. Happens in 4.0 and 4.1.
Any suggestions as to what might be happening?