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Gnome Boxes in Mint 18.3

Post by Spearmint2 » Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:25 am

Anyone tried this yet? If so, what are your thoughts on it compared with Virtual Box?

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aptitude show gnome-boxes
Package: gnome-boxes                     
New: yes
State: not installed
Version: 3.18.1-1.1
Priority: optional
Section: universe/gnome
Maintainer: Ubuntu Developers <ubuntu-devel-discuss@lists.ubuntu.com>
Architecture: i386
Uncompressed Size: 5,327 k
Depends: libarchive13, libc6 (>= 2.7), libcairo-gobject2 (>= 1.10.0), libcairo2 (>= 1.2.4), libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0 (>= 2.25.2), libglib2.0-0 (>= 2.39.4),
         libgtk-3-0 (>= 3.16.2), libgtk-vnc-2.0-0 (>= 0.5.1), libgudev-1.0-0 (>= 165), libosinfo-1.0-0 (>= 0.2.12~), libpango-1.0-0 (>= 1.20.0),
         libpangocairo-1.0-0 (>= 1.14.0), libsoup2.4-1 (>= 2.41.90), libspice-client-glib-2.0-8 (>= 0.28), libspice-client-gtk-3.0-4 (>= 0.21),
         libtracker-sparql-1.0-0 (>= 0.10.0), libusb-1.0-0 (>= 2:1.0.8), libuuid1 (>= 2.16), libvirt-glib-1.0-0 (>= 0.2.2~), libxml2 (>= 2.7.4),
         dconf-gsettings-backend | gsettings-backend, mtools, libosinfo-bin, libvirt-daemon, tracker (>= 1.0)
Recommends: qemu-system-x86
Breaks: libspice-server1 (< 0.12.5-1.1~)
Description: Simple GNOME app to access remote or virtual systems
 GNOME Boxes is a desktop client to view or use local virtual machines, remote physical machines, or remote virtual machines. Boxes is intentionally
 simple and easy to use. 
 
 Hardware virtualization is required to use local virtual machines.
Homepage: https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Boxes
update: expanded title.
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Re: Gnome Boxes

Post by Hoser Rob » Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:45 am

Just had a peek and it seems clearly designed for the Gnome 3 DE. I'd only use it if I were running Gnome 3.

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Re: Gnome Boxes

Post by Spearmint2 » Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:56 pm

Hoser Rob wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:45 am
Just had a peek and it seems clearly designed for the Gnome 3 DE. I'd only use it if I were running Gnome 3.
Hmm, I see that 18.3 I'm running is built on Ubuntu 16.04
According to this it uses gnome3
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/XenialXerus/Rel ... buntuGNOME
Features of Ubuntu GNOME 16.04.5 LTS

GNOME 3.18
Fixes to Language pack installation (gnome-control-center) and ibus support
GNOME Software has replaced Ubuntu Software Center
GNOME Calendar and GNOME Logs are installed by default
GNOME Builder (IDE) is now available in the archives
Support for installing Snappy packages.
This guy had it installed, but in a virtual box of Mint, so didn't seem to work because of that. He also may not have had "svm" flag on CPU, which is also needed. Using inxi -f I can see I do have that capability. Seems it needs to used on an installed (bare metal) system, but not within Virtual Box, as he was testing. One comment there said it did work in 18.2 for him. It seems also qemu is required. Some videos, commenters say they did, others they couldn't, on Mint.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIr32F3pFzs

Can't find solid information however on whether anyone using Mint 18.3 has been successful, other that unsubstantiated comments claiming success, but providing no proof.
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