On 09/10/2011 09:39, Dave Walker wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: ql-users-bounces@list... [mailto:ql-users-
>> bounces@list...] On Behalf Of Bryan Horstmann
>> Sent: 09 October 2011 08:51
>> To: ql-users@q-v-... >> Subject: Re: [Ql-Users] Dilwyn's scanner
>> On 08/10/2011 12:10, pjwitte wrote:
>>> On 07/10/2011 17:38, Dilwyn Jones wrote:
>>>> But first, I have to find new drivers for my old Benq5000 scanner.
>>>> The manufacturer's site lists no drivers for Win7 64-bit and the
>>>> driver on CD does not work either, even using the compatibility
>>>> assistant for drivers, so I may have to do this using the old PC :-(
>>> You may be able to load drivers and run your scanner in a virtual
>>> machine. I did that successfully with a device attached to USB, for
>>> which there was no 64bit driver, in a VirtualBox machine sporting
>> That's interesting. I tried the same trick with VMware for my scanner,
>> but it wouldn't work and I was told that VMware relies on the host
>> machine for peripheral drivers and other services.
>> Bryan H
> That is true for non-USB devices and also where you have USB devices that
> you let the host OS take control of rather than the VMWare guest OS.
> The VMWare USB support allows for a transparent "pass-through" mode and in
> that mode you can normally use anything that the guest OS has drivers for.
> To use this mode you need to be running the guest OS and it must have the
> current focus when you plug the USB device in.
> Dave Walker
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Thanks Dave. But I don't understand "current focus". Can you explain a
bit please as I struggle with the techhie bits. VMware was set up for
me and I hardly understand it except that it gives me Kubuntu and W2000
(or did until the latter failed)