Ticket #5947 (new defect)
Extensive use of os/2 guest damages linux host
|Reported by:||jimoe||Owned by:|
host linux 188.8.131.52-0.2-default x86_64
guest os/2 v4.52
guest winXP sp3
After protracted use of the os/2 guest, winxp guest, and linux host, strange things start to happen for one user. Mainly the keyboard response in the os/2 guest becomes erratic, particularly the numeric keypad stops working; the NumLock is ignored; os/2 must be powered off to restore keyboard function, not just restarted.
In other cases the keyboard acts erratically for guests and hosts alike. Other times the mouse actions are scrambled. And sometimes both the mouse and keyboard become unresponsive requiring a system restart.
Unfortunately the person who uses the host/guests is reluctant about notifying me about these problems so I do not have much detail.
I am presuming it is the os/2 guest that is causing the problems. Another host uses the winXP guest quite extensively without any of these types of issues. The os/2 user copies and pastes data a lot from the guest to the winxp guest (not directly since that does not work).
I note that no updates have been made to the os/2 guest additions since at least v3.0.2.
See also issue #5552.