Ticket #2232 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

Linux screen-saver activates while typing in guest

Reported by: nwlord Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: GUI
Version: VirtualBox 2.0.2 Keywords: screen-saver keyboard
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: Linux


Host: openSUSE 11.0 Guest: Windows XP (SP3) Windowed mode. Although I'm typing in an XP window the Linux Gnome screen-saver activates. This results in missing character(s) as further keyboard activity then deactivates the screen-saver before passing key-strokes to the application. Windows screen-saver is disabled.


VBox.log.1 Download (51.9 KB) - added by nwlord 10 years ago.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by nwlord

Sorry, forgot to check the log (attached). This says "Your keyboard layout does not appear to fully supported by VirtualBox". Could this be part of the problem? I have a German keyboard with dead keys, but I have no problems with "special" characters in the guest OS.

Changed 10 years ago by nwlord

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by nwlord

Also happens in seamless mode.

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by diverse_izzue

I suggest that VirtualBox inhibits the hosts screen saver when the keyboard is captured. Use case here: We have people here who give presentations using Powerpoint inside a Virtualbox on a Linux host. The host computer doesn't know that buttons on the keyboard are being pressed, and hence the screensaver kicks in every N minutes during the presentation, which is annoying.

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by frank

  • Component changed from other to GUI

comment:6 Changed 8 years ago by nwlord

This problem no longer occurs using VirtualBox Version 3.1.2 on openSUSE 11.2 64-bit. I consider it fixed.

comment:7 Changed 8 years ago by frank

Thank you for the feedback!

comment:8 Changed 8 years ago by frank

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed
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