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[Qemu-discuss] -ctrl-grab / -alt-grab not working on MacOS X maverick

From: Programmingkid
Subject: [Qemu-discuss] -ctrl-grab / -alt-grab not working on MacOS X maverick
Date: Thu, 5 Jun 2014 19:38:39 -0400

On Jun 5, 2014, at 12:00 PM, address@hidden wrote:


I would like to use EvilWM window manager inside of my
Qemu emulated Linux system. Therefore I would like to
change ctrl-alt key combination to grab mouse, because
it conflicts with EvilWM standard key combination.

I am trying qemu-system-i386 -alt-grab and -ctrl-grab
on MacOS X Maverick, but both are ignored in Qemu 2.0.0.

On Linux I at least get:
-alt-grab and -ctrl-grab are only valid for SDL, ignoring option

So I need to recompile qemu with SDL support instead of

Best regards

When you say alt-grab and cnt-grab, what do you mean? It looks like grab in this context is a key on the keyboard. 

It might be possible to use SDL with QEMU on Mac OS X, but I can guarantee it won't be easy. When I tried it a year ago, I couldn't make it work. 

If you just want to be able to use the control-alt key combination inside the guest operating system, then simply changing these keys inside the cocoa.m file would be a lot easier than using SDL. The code you need to change is located inside this method: - (void) handleEvent:(NSEvent *)event

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