This is the error I get every time I start my system. I have just upgraded from Ubuntu 15.10 to 16.04 around a week ago.

  • @laugh - Thanks for the suggestion! I've reedited the question accordingly. Oct 16, 2016 at 7:38

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UPDATED original response was incomplete

I had the same issue, you have to purge qemu-system-common. There is a left over config file. If you don't want to purge your qemu config files, you can let it sit around for a little longer. Next release in October will probably clear up this issue.

sudo apt-get purge qemu-system-common
  • Thank you so much for this, it was driving me Insane. Also, I had the "Libvirt QEMU" user listed at the user log in screen in 16.04LTS. Just edited the /etc/passwd and removed the entry for that user.
    – zehnner
    Feb 24, 2018 at 0:30

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