Jaunty 64 host, VMWare XP guest - mouse/keyboard problems

Yoram Hekma hekma.yoram at gmail.com
Fri Apr 24 07:21:26 UTC 2009


On Thu, Apr 23, 2009 at 11:03:59PM +0300, Edgars Šmits wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 23, 2009 at 11:08 AM, Yoram Hekma <hekma.yoram at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 11:22:58PM +0300, Edgars Šmits wrote:
> >> Did an upgrade to Jaunty 2 weeks ago, everything seemed to be OK.
> >> Needed XP today so I opened up VMWare Workstation (6.5.2
> >> build-156735), started fine, but once XP was up and running the mouse
> >> and keyboard were seriously wonky:
> >>
> >> 1) once mouse control is passed into the guest OS you basically can't
> >> get it back into the Jaunty host w/o closing down the guest OS
> >
> > You could try putting the following in $HOME/.vmware/config:
> >
> > xkeymap.nokeycodeMap = true
> > hint.xkeymap.notLocal = "FALSE"
> 
> Interestingly enough, I dont have a .config file in my $HOME/.vmware/ folder...

Well, you could just create a file I guess. Although I do not think it will
help with the responsiveness of you mouse.

> >
> > In my case I needed this for the "windows key" to work, but it might help
> > you as well.
> >
> >
> > Are you using 64bit or 32bit XP? With my 32bit I have no problems and I am
> > running 64bit Jaunty as well.
> 
> 64 bit Jaunty host and 64 bit VMWare, 32 bit XP guest

Same as me and I do not experience any problems. Do you have any
virtualization options disabled in your computer's BIOS? Shouldn't make
that much of a difference, but I am just wondering.

> 
> > Can you use VirtualBox for this? I find it to be more responsive and when
> > you do not need the snapshot functionality of workstation anyway, it is
> > worth a try.
> 
> 
> Yes, I'm using VirtualBox at work, like it a lot, and will probably
> install it at home when I do a full reinstall with Jaunty in a week or
> so.
> 
> Cheers
> 
> ED
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