Can't use evdev to pass through inputs permission denied

I am trying to use evdev to pass through my keyboard and mouse to a VM but all the guides I’ve followed don’t seem to work. If I edit /etc/libvirtd/qemu.conf and add the following…

cgroup_device_acl = [
“/dev/null”, “/dev/full”, “/dev/zero”,
“/dev/random”, “/dev/urandom”,
“/dev/ptmx”, “/dev/kvm”, “/dev/kqemu”,

QEMU/virt-manager won’t start libvirtd service and I won’t be able to use my VMs. If I remove it and just add the following to my VMs XML file I get permission denied.

<qemu:arg value=’-object’/>
<qemu:arg value=‘input-linux,id=mouse1,evdev=/dev/input/by-id/ckb-CORSAIR_M65_RGB_ELITE_Gaming_Mouse_vM_-event’/>
<qemu:arg value=’-object’/>
<qemu:arg value=‘input-linux,id=kbd1,evdev=/dev/input/by-id/ckb-Corsair_Gaming_K70_LUX_RGB_Keyboard_vKB_-event,grab_all=on,repeat=on’/>

With this in place I can’t start the VM either.

Anyone know what the issue is?

Also my user is added to the kvm and input groups.

I see that you are using cgroups. Are you making sure that the KVM group has been setup to use cgroups?

You may be missing the following in you qemu.conf or qemu.conf.d

user = "<some_user>"
group = "kvm"