FranckDernoncou
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How I can get Dragon NaturallySpeaking to talk into my Linux virtual machine with VMware?

I run Ubuntu 13.10 as a guest in VMware Workstation 10.0.1. The host OS is Windows 7 SP1. Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12.5 is installed on the latter. However, when I try to write some text on Ubuntu through voice recognition with Dragon, no text get written inside the virtual machine. How I can get Dragon NaturallySpeaking to talk into my virtual machine?

I don't have this issue with Oracle VM VirtualBox. I have the same issue with VMware + Windows XP SP3 as guest.

My settings:

http://i.stack.imgur.com/UWWd1.png

http://i.stack.imgur.com/jmXnw.png

One way to circumvent this issue is to go though VNC:

http://i.stack.imgur.com/gAHHs.png


But VNC is not very convenient. Any idea how I can get Dragon NaturallySpeaking to talk into my Linux virtual machine with VMware?

Thanks,

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Franck Dernoncourt

http://francky.me/

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nirvdrum
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Has anyone managed to get this working in the past 1.5 years? I'm running vmWare Workstation 12 on a Windows 10 Pro 64-bit host using Dragon Professional Individual (14) and still can't dictate into my Linux guest.

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FranckDernoncou
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I haven't found a way to get this working, aside from connecting through VNC (http://superuser.com/a/697632/116475), which is not ideal.

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FranckDernoncou
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Update 2017-10-25: I still have the issue, almost 4 years later, now with Kubuntu 16.04 LTS x64 + VMware Workstation Pro 14.0.0.

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