VirtualBox

Ticket #7292 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 12 months ago

Keyboards becomes unresponsive in guest OS

Reported by: kom-si Owned by:
Priority: major Component: USB
Version: VirtualBox 3.2.8 Keywords: keyboard, USB
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: Linux

Description (last modified by frank) (diff)

I'm using Virtual Box 3.2.8. with VM Virtual Box Guest Additions under Ubuntu Linux ver. 10.04. Guest OS in this Virtual Box is Windows XP SP3. Now the bug: after certain period of inactivity the guest OS (Windows XP) "looses" the USB keyboard, i.e. one cannot type anything. The keyboard does not respond to any key strokes.

As a workaround I minimize the whole Virtual Box window and then restore it. After this manipulation the keyboard becomes functional again. I reproduced this bug on several keyboards, including a PS/2 keyboard, too.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by michael

  • Summary changed from USB Keyboards becomes unresponsive in guest OS to Keyboards becomes unresponsive in guest OS

This sounds like a known problem in which xscreensaver and GNOME screensaver become active and remove the keyboard focus from the VirtualBox window. Could you see if disabling the screen saver on your host system makes a difference?

comment:2 Changed 12 months ago by frank

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Description modified (diff)

No response, closing.

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