Project ID: 5224


CDEmu packages for Fedora.

Installation Instructions

Enable this COPR repository:

dnf copr enable rok/cdemu

Make sure kernel development package is installed

dnf install kernel-devel

Also, make sure that you have kernel-devel package installed for the current version of running kernel. If you just updated your system and that included kernel update, you might want to reboot the system so that the latest kernel (with its corresponding kernel-devel package) is in use. Otherwise, in some circumstances, the vhba module will not be built when the CDEmu packages are installed, but rather on the next reboot.

Install the daemon and clients:

dnf install cdemu-daemon dnf install cdemu-client dnf install gcdemu

Installing the daemon package should pull in all dependencies, such as libmirage and vhba packages.

Load the kernel module:

akmods systemctl restart systemd-modules-load.service

The kernel module should be automatically reloaded on reboot.

If everything is set up correctly, the following command should auto-start the daemon and query its status:

cdemu status

which should return

Devices' status: DEV LOADED FILENAME 0 0

NOTE: Missing gCDEmu tray icon

If gcdemu fails to display its tray icon and your desktop environment supports tray icons (natively or via an extension), you might want to check that you have libappindicator-gtk3 (or alternatively, libindicator) package installed. If neither AppIndicator library is available, the application falls back to the deprecated GtkStatusIcon, which is unsupported under many modern desktop environments (and does not work at all under Wayland).

Active Releases

The following unofficial repositories are provided as-is by owner of this project. Contact the owner directly for bugs or issues (IE: not bugzilla).

Release Architectures Repo Download
Fedora 38 x86_64 (6911)* Fedora 38 (551 downloads)
Fedora 39 x86_64 (8116)* Fedora 39 (881 downloads)
Fedora 40 x86_64 (5245)* Fedora 40 (3087 downloads)
Fedora rawhide x86_64 (968)* Fedora rawhide (493 downloads)

* Total number of downloaded packages.