Ticket #1531 (closed defect: fixed)
Keyboard in guest very sluggish, some key strokes not captured
|Reported by:||gnowak||Owned by:|
|Version:||VirtualBox 1.6.0||Keywords:||sluggish guest keyboard|
This problem has been described in full on the vbox-users mailing list.
Since sending that post, I've downgraded to virtualbox 1.5.6, and things are working just as they used to. This leads me to believe the problem is with vbox 1.6.0 itself, and not with my hardware. I also installed a winxp guest for testing purposes to see if I have the same problem there, and the keyboard works just fine in the winxp guest under vbox 1.6.0. So, the problem seems to be with the gnu/linux guest only.
I've attached a log of my gnu/linux guest vm running under vbox 1.6.0. The problem was so bad that I couldn't even type root <enter> my_password <enter> in order to login, and shut down the machine properly via halt. I had to use "vboxmanage controlvm debian poweroff".
- Host type changed from other to Windows
- Component changed from other to GUI
- Summary changed from When running a gnu/linux guest under virtualbox 1.6.0 on a winxp pro host, the keyboard in the guest is very sluggish, and some key strokes go through to the host, instead of the guest to Keyboard in guest very sluggish, some key strokes not captured