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Non-Qubes-Whonix Known bugs

Non-Qubes-Whonix means all Whonix platforms except Qubes-Whonix. That includes KVM, VirtualBox and Physical Isolation.

Suspend / Hibernate Issues[edit]

Short: Better do not suspend or hilbernate your computer or Whonix VMs while Whonix is running.

Long: Network Time Syncing, Troubleshooting#Clock Fix. [1]

Mounting (CD/DVD) Devices[edit]

Device auto mounter is broken.

See if Start menu -> System Settings -> Removable Media helps.

You can use the following workaround.

sudo mkdir /mnt/cdrom
sudo mount -o ro /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom/

Using the ro flag will mount the CD/DVD read-only. If you are not mounting a CD/DVD, then you can drop the "-o ro" parameter.

Forum discussion:

Help fixing this bug is welcome! (ticket)

VLC / Video Player Crash[edit]

You can use this workaround.

VLC -> Tools -> Preferences -> Video -> Output -> X11 -> Save

Network Manager Systray Unmanaged Devices[edit]

Network manger question mark.png Short answer: unrelated. Forget about it.
Long answer: [2]


  1. https://github.com/QubesOS/qubes-issues/issues/1764
  2. Whonix doesn't use network manager to either manage eth0 or eth1. We do not want to port to network manager at this point, because there is no reason besides this issue. For one reason, because ifupdown works well with Whonix for a long time and is well tested. It is unclear if network manager, specifically cli, is ready for prime time yet. What network manager reports is that it does not manage these devices. It's not an error. Just an information. What we would like to do would be hiding that systray item by default. Or suppress that information. Or not starting that systray by default. Because that would cause less confusion. Network manager is installed to make it easier for users setting up VPNs using its graphical user interface.
    All attempts so far fixing it have failed. Help required for fixing it.
    Long standing known issue.
    Fix Unmanaged Devices Network Manager

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