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Re: pass lid close event from guest to host




On Wednesday September 21 2016 23:14:24 Matei David wrote:

>responsible for locking the host screen (dbus??) doesn't react to that
>event. The fact that I see the acpi event on the host leads me to
>believe this is not a VirtualBox problem.

I'm tempted to think that it *is* a VirtualBox issue: in fullscreen mode it tries to behave as much as possible as if you're not working on a VM guest. It doesn't surprise me that it tries to catch power-related events too. I'd suggest you ask on Oracle's VirtualBox forum if there's a way around (like a setting to let the host handle these events) and if not, file a ticket with a request.

>Is there some way to fix this in KDE? Right now the hack I have in
>place is a custom script triggered through /etc/acpi/events . The
>problem with doing it this way is that in certain situations the
>session is locked twice, because the systems are independent of each
>other.

Can you just tell VirtualBox to drop out of fullscreen mode and then let the host continue processing as usual?

Personally I usually do this manually and then pause the guest before I suspend the host. Enough happens on wake-from-suspend that things usually go smoother if there isn't also a VM guest (which typically has a huge memory footprint) that tries to do those same things at the same time.

R.