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Installing KVM, virt-manager, and spice viewer on Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa

Why? And why not VirtualBox?

  1. Kicks

Replacing (Mint’s default) ufw with (the more complicated) firewalld makes KVM setup easier, so we’ll go with that.

$ sudo apt remove gufw ufw
$ sudo apt install firewalld firewall-config qemu-kvm libvirt-daemon-system \
  libvirt-clients bridge-utils virt-viewer virt-manager qemu-utils \
  gir1.2-spiceclientgtk-3.0

After that, reboot, open the Virtual Machine Manager GUI, and set:
Edit > Connection Details > default > Set Autostart: On Boot

Reboot again and make some VMs