Console issues under VMware

David Cuthbert dacut at
Tue Feb 17 20:52:16 PST 2004

David Cuthbert wrote:
I spoke too soon.

At any rate, I'm going through the 8042 code to try to pinpoint why 
interrupts seem to be getting dropped.  But don't hold your breath...
Hm.  Now I'm very puzzled...

When it freezes, I tried echoing characters (via a remote xterm) to the 
console (ttyv*)... even that fails.

I enabled the debug options to have the keyboard drivers report every 
keystroke to the syslog.  Indeed, it stops seeing them.  But it doesn't 
seem likely for an 8042 problem to affect the output as well...

I suspect, now, that something DF is doing is causing VMware to start 
ignoring it's console emulation.  Unfortunately, that will be far more 
difficult to debug.

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