A Flutter frontend for quickget and quickemu.
For this tool to work, you need to have
quickget, from the
package, in your current
Go to the
quickemu github page
for more information about installing the tool.
quickgui can be installed as a standard package.
First, add this ppa (this only needs to be done once) :
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannick-mauray/quickgui sudo apt update
Then, install the pacakge :
sudo apt install quickgui
- Download the binary.
- Uncompress the tarball wherever you want.
- From anywhere on the filesystem, run the app.
xz quickgui-a.b.c-d.tar.xz tar xvf quickgui-a.b.c-d.tar /path/to/quickgui
update-alternatives to install
quickgui system-wide :
sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/local/bin/quickgui quickgui /path/to/quickgui 50
If you don’t want to run the binary, you can rebuild the application yourself :
- Set up Flutter
- Clone this repo,
- Switch to the project’s directory,
- Build the project,
- Run the app.
git clone https://github.com/quickgui/quickgui.git cd quickgui flutter build linux --release ./build/linux/x64/release/bundle/quickgui
You can also use
update-alternatives for easier access to the app.
From the main screen, select the operating system you want to use. The list can be filtered.
Then, select the version :
If there are some options (Windows language, Pop!_OS nvidia or Intel, etc..), they will be displayed :
Then click “Download”. The ISO will be downloaded in the current working directory, in 99% of cases that will be the directory where
quickgui was invoked from.
The “Manage running VMs” screen will list available Quickemu VMs in the current working directory.
VMs can be launched by clicking the “Play” (▶) button. Running VMs will have the “Play” and “Stop” buttons highlighted in green and red respectively, and pressing “Stop” (■) will kill the running VM.
When a VM is running, the host’s ports mapped to SPICE and SSH on the guest will be displayed. If you close the SPICE display and wish to reconnect, you can click the “Connect display with SPICE” button. To open an SSH session, you can click the “Connect with SSH” button.
If the “Connect display with SPICE” button is disabled, the
spicy client could not be found. Ensure it is installed, and in your PATH (it should have been installed with
If the “Connect with SSH” button is disabled, an SSH server could not be detected on the guest. Most guest operating systems will not install an SSH server by default, so if it was not an option during install, you will need to install one yourself. It must be listening on port 22 (the default SSH port). Once a server is installed and running, it should be detected automatically.
“Connect with SSH” will use the terminal emulator symlinked to
x-terminal-emulator. Several common terminal emulators are supported. If yours is not, please raise an issue on this repository.