Archiv für den Monat: Juli 2013

get virsh shutdown working

There is a quite common problem with kvm and virsh shutdown which is likely not working with all virtual guests. In my case, I’m using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and 12.04 LTS as host OS. All guests are working with ubuntu or debian, too.

If your guests are ignoring the virsh-shutdown command, check these indicators:

  • Enable ACPI in the guest configuration file
    ...
      <features>
        ...
        <acpi/>
        ...
      </features>
    ...
  • Install acpid on the guest
    # apt-get install acpid
  • Install acpi-support-base package
    # apt-get install acpi-support-base

Next time, I will show how to get the virsh console command working properly.

If you also want to get the virsh console command working properly read the article Get virsh console working.

Google Maps for Android 7.0.1 – KML features missing

In earlier versions of Google Maps for Android, it was possible to load a KML file with Google Maps.

This for example is very useful, when you build a responsive website: You place a Link to Googel Maps, include a KML file and it automatically opens the Maps App on Android phones and loads the custom markers set in the KML file. The KML files can be build with Google Maps Engine Lite or Google Earth.

The feature is missing in Version 7 of Google Maps and i don’t know a workaround. Searching on Google didn’t lead to any result. Does any of our readers know about something to fix this issue?

With Google Maps up to Version 6, i just placed a link like this:

<a href="geo:0,0?q=ADDRESS_OF_YOUR_KML_FILE">LINKNAME</a>

Now, Google Maps only says „No Results for …“ It would be great, if Google would fix this soon. At the moment, i don’t know any possibility to open a custom map in the Google Maps App.

Update: The feature is as well gone for the new Google Maps for Desktop preview.