[vfio-users] Mouse and keyboard for gaming

Rokas Kupstys rokups at zoho.com
Sat Oct 1 08:10:24 UTC 2016


I am done, check it out: https://rokups.github.io/blog/#!pages/kvm-hid.md

Rokas Kupstys

On 2016.09.29 21:14, Jonas Camillus Jeppesen wrote:
> Would you mind sharing your scripts?
>
> P.S. I think my e-mail client initially showed your e-mail containing
> an attachment, but after all I do not see any attachment.
>
> On 09/29/2016 08:35 AM, Rokas Kupstys wrote:
>>
>> What i did is binding a hotkey to script that attaches mouse and
>> keyboard usb devices to VM. On windows side i made script that
>> detaches mouse and keyboard from VM. Works really good on games too.
>>
>> Rokas Kupstys
>> On 2016.09.29 06:57, Abdulla Bubshait wrote:
>>> I had this very same problem and realized that the best way to get a
>>> problem setup for gaming is to get a dedicated USB controller and
>>> pass it to the windows guest. I got a hardware USB switch to allow
>>> switching of the keyboard and mouse, but when the guest is running I
>>> typically use synergy with Windows as the server and Linux the client.
>>>
>>> On Tue, Sep 27, 2016, 16:47 Jonas Camillus Jeppesen <jonascj at sdu.dk
>>> <mailto:jonascj at sdu.dk>> wrote:
>>>
>>>     Hi everyone
>>>
>>>     This is not strictly vfio related, but many people associate
>>>     vfio with
>>>     gaming on virtual machines on Linux, so that's my justification for
>>>     posting my question here.
>>>
>>>     How is your mouse and keyboard setup for gaming on Windows guests?
>>>
>>>     By gaming I mean you pass your dedicated GPU through to a
>>>     Windows 7 or
>>>     10 guest to play Counter Strike, World of Warcraft, Rocket League,
>>>     Skyrim etc.
>>>
>>>     Personally I've only tried Synergy with the Linux host as
>>>     server, and
>>>     Win 10 guest as client. This works reasonably well for non-first
>>>     person
>>>     shooters (FPS). In FPS games the camera tends to go completely
>>>     haywire
>>>     when moving the mouse.
>>>
>>>     Are people binding mouse/keyboard to the guest (no longer usable on
>>>     host), and then run the Synergy on Windows, and client on Linux
>>>     host?
>>>
>>>     I look forward to hear about your setups! The goal is to have
>>>     mouse and
>>>     keyboard on both Linux host and Windows host, and mouse working
>>>     in 3D
>>>     games (like CS, WoW, etc.).
>>>
>>>
>>>     / Jonas
>>>
>>>
>>>
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