Had issues with 15.5.5 in terms of guest audio, or with Caps/Num/Scroll lock?
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Very nice to hear and very fast response! I hope all users having problems with 15.5.5 would take the time to post their feedback.
Yes, the keyboard related issues, like Caps Lock, Number Lock always issue should have been fixed with Workstation/Player 15.5.6, which has just been released. We apologize for all the trouble brought by this issue. Thank you all for your patience!
Pls let us know if you see other issues. And do send us your feature or improvement requests.
-The VMware Workstation Team
Heh, I'm the one experiencing no problems at all, because I'm still using Windows 7
I'm here because I recently decided to give back to the Community some of my "tribal knowledge".
I wouldn't be surprised if 15.5.6 ends up fixing other things too not mentioned in the release notes, such as mouse problems. As a wise Prime Minister once said, "there are things that are talked about but cannot be done and things that are done that cannot be talked about".
If I have already installed the latest vmware tools under all guests with 15.5.5 recently, will I have to install an update for 15.5.6?
On my system 15.5.6 has indeed fixed the issues. In my case these were the Caps Lock and Num Lock issues as well as the sound issues.
While undoing the workarounds in the .vmx config files a question arose: As part of the workaround we were told to switch from the default audio device (emulated ES1371 sound device) to the hd audio device using the switch 'sound.virtualDev = "hdaudio"'. Now that the issues with the emulated ES1371 sound device have been fixed should we return to said virtual device or do you recommend sticking with the virtual hd audio device?
If your OS is new enough to use the HD Audio controller and you are satisfied with its performance, I would probably stick with HD Audio... It is the newest (and most actively developed) of the virtual sound devices.
Workstation 15.5.6 sets the default for pciSound.useSoundLib back to FALSE, so anyone who manually added that option can remove it now and everything should be back to normal.
Ok. In this case I'm sticking with the hd audio device. Thanks for your clarification.
my problem with the Numlock has disappeared due to the update to version 15.5.6. Even the slow running of the programs no longer occurs. In my view, my problems have disappeared.
Thank you very much for the fast solution.
Best regards from Hanover in Germany
JUST an FYI that there is no changes at all to VMWare Tools with this fix from the previous.