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KDE4 under VMWARE: keyboard and mouse don't work

Discussion in 'KDE' started by nhanquy, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. nhanquy

    nhanquy New Member

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    On a XP machine, I have vmware player installed and have freebsb8.0/kde4 installed:

    On the /ect/rc.conf I have added:
    Code:
    hald_enable="YES"
    dbus_enable="YES"
    local_startup="${local_startup} /usr/local/kde4/etc/rc.d"
    kdm4_enable="YES"
    


    and on ~/.xinitrc:
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    PATH=/usr/local/kde4/bin:$PATH
    export PATH
    startkde4
    


    If I boot freebsd; it will go to kdm and it won't accept keyboard or mouse input.

    1. So what is wrong here? What should I have done?
    Note that my /etc/ttys does not have this line:
    Code:
    ttyv8 "/usr/local/kde4/bin/kdm -nodaemon" xterm on secure
    


    2. How do I get out to another window? (no keyboard input :( - And no where from vmware
    I could send ALT+F1 as input, for example!)
     
  2. SirDice

    SirDice Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    The ~/.xinitrc file isn't used if you use KDM. Boot to single user mode and remove the kdm4_enable option in rc.conf. Fix your keyboard and mouse first, then enable KDM.

    IIRC VMWare emulates a PS/2 mouse and keyboard, regardless of what's connected to the host. For the mouse add to /etc/rc.conf:

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    moused_enable="YES"
    


    Make sure mouse and keyboard work before starting X.
     
    nhanquy thanks for this.
  3. nhanquy

    nhanquy New Member

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    #SirDice : Thanks! But how do I modify /etc/rc.conf in single user mode? It seem no editor and the file is read-only (I tried to use mv ...)
     
  4. nhanquy

    nhanquy New Member

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    nexy_sm New Member

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    moused_enable="YES" works fine for me. i am using vmware workstation under Dell Inspiron 1501, now I have working KDE. But now is the problem because I don't have internet under KDE :(