Resolving virt-manager “You need to install openssh-askpass or similar to connect to this host”

When connecting to a new server, the connection will fail the the error:

Unable to connect to libvirt.

You need to install openssh-askpass or similar to connect to this host.

To get past this, open a terminal and run the following command:

sudo virt-manager –no-fork

Then pay attention to the terminal window, as any password prompts will appear there.

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