virt-manager connection to remote host ends with "SSH password dialog" error

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Issue

  • virt-manager connection to remote host ends with "SSH password dialog" error as follows:

SSH password dialog could not grab the keyboard input. This might be caused by application such as screensaver, however it could also mean that someone may be eavesdropping on your session. Either close the application which grabs the keyboard or log out and log in again to prevent this from happening.

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • KVM virtualization under libvirt
  • virt-manager graphical virtualization manager

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