Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 845695
Ctrl+Alt doesn't work inside w7 guest
Last modified: 2013-07-11 17:18:07 EDT
Description of problem:
I'm using remote-viewer for a spice enabled w7 guest
I'm using vSphere Client 4.1.0 (build 491557) inside the guest.
When I open the text console of a VM of VMware environment I can enter and use the keyboard, but then I'm not able to exit from it any more.
The combination key that works when using vSphere in physical hw is
but pressing it doesn' release the pointer from the vmware guest console.
I'm able to exit with the mouse from the KVM guest window, and use it inside my Fedora 17 system, but if I press again inside guest I found the cursor inside its VM and not able to use w7 system.
Only way is to shutdown the VMware guest.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. start windows 7 32 bit guest
2. start vSphere client inside the w7 guest
3. open console of a VM inside vSphere client and get input inside the VM, then try to exit pressing Ctrl+Alt
unable to exit VMware guest console
possibility to release input and use it in my w7 guest
it seems similar bug that was present in RH EL 6:
that is now solved
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Given impending EOL of F17, this is unlikely to be fixed there, sorry this never received a response. spice in f19 seems to have the patch mentioned in the RHEL bug, so closing as CURRENTRELEASE for F19
I actually forgot to update this bugzilla as some weeks ago I (incidentally) found a way with the same system I used for the bugzilla (I'm updating right now it to f19).
It is sufficient to press, inside the vSphere guest console this sequence:
Ctrl + Alt + Alt + Alt
keeping pressed Ctrl key while you press the sequence of 3 Alt keys
As soon as you complete the sequence you exit from the vSphere console input and regain the mouse cursor in your w7 guest
Hope it could help others too.