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Old 04-30-2009, 07:23 PM   #1
bill.loney
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Virtual machines running their own KVM's


How do I make a machine that can have multiple virtual machines using their own KVM independently?

For instance, I've installed Vbox on Windos7 and installed some virtual machines. How do I operate the virtual machines keyboard and mouse without loosing control of the host machines keyboard. Can I add another keyboard and mouse to my computer so I can run something like Myth TV in another room?
 
Old 05-01-2009, 03:31 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ.

I guess, you can use the same solution as used in Linux,
having e.g. four Desktops and a 'Desktop selector'.

This feature is a part of all major Desktop managers for
*nix, KDE and Gnome to mention two examples.
( Try it out in one of your 'virtual Linux'.)

The Desktops without a running Vbox keep their normal
mouse and keyboard control.

Just Google .. virtual desktops xp ..
.....

Last edited by knudfl; 05-01-2009 at 03:38 PM.
 
Old 05-01-2009, 04:08 PM   #3
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In the case of VirtualBox you install the Guest Additions and you can then move seamlessly between host and guess without "losing" your keyboard or mouse.

HTH

-Chad
 
  


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