[SATLUG] weird problem

John Champion satlugacct at jchampion.com
Sat Sep 13 01:44:10 CDT 2014


thanks...found the problem. it's an alienware and there are no
keyboard drivers in linux for it. i did some deep research and figured
it out. when we plugged in a real keyboard into the USB the problem
went away. of course he looked silly with a seperate keyboard on his
alienware gaming system.

On Fri, Sep 12, 2014 at 7:39 AM, Jason Mann <ron.j.mann at gmail.com> wrote:
> Has the extension pack been installed in virtualbox? I have seen it fix usb
> related issues. The keyboard issue may fall in this group.
>
> On Sep 12, 2014 7:19 AM, "Joe" <null.div.zero at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Try VMware player.  It's a little faster than VB , which REALLY helps out
>> on smaller systems (laptops).
>>
>> Joe Machos
>> On Sep 12, 2014 12:48 AM, "Craig" <sargonemail at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> >  John Champion satlugacct at jchampion.com on Thu Sep 11 12:43:05 CDT
> 2014
>> > wrote:
>> >
>> > > student running VirtualBox on Win8.1 and trying to install LinuxMint
>> > > 17 but the VirtualBox says that it does not recognize his keyboard.
>> > >
>> > > Does anyone have any ideas what could be up? A STFG turned up next to
>> > nothing.
>> > >
>> > > Is it weird or just me thinking it's weird?
>> >
>> > Any hints as to what type of keyboard (std us101 ; "windows special
> driver"
>> > keyboard, etc.) / keyboard interface (e.g. usb, serial) the "keyboard"
> is?
>> > There are "smart" keyboards that will only run with "windows" and not
>> > with anything else.
>> >
>> > Craig
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