Originally Posted by dizzy4
Don't trust those ratings too much. I am only getting a 6.8.
I don't usually install any PV drivers, but I believe the xen platform device looks like this (before driver install):
Thanks. Looks like the device is there, but drivers not attached?
Also, I couldn't get around the USB issue. I can attach a specific USB device but not an entire bus because all my USB2.0 ports have the same deviceID. When I plug a USB2.0 device into a USB3.0 port, that port gets shunted to the USB2.0 bus with the same goddamn deviceID. All USB are on the same PCI slot, so no way I can configure one port of my KVM to be dedicated for the guest.
That said however, I did some more reading on Synergy. Synergy has an open bug for DXinput where the relative mouse movement gets scaled all wrong because DX assumes the cursor is in the center of the screen at all time (and locks it there). Synergy however takes precedence and DX never gets a lock. The bug has been open for over a year and according to the info in the bug report, the devs had no intention of fixing this.
Turns out it was already fixed which is why they said.. they ... wouldn't fix it ? They coulda mentioned that in the bug report I guess.
If you go into your Synergy server and configure a hotkey for your guest with the action "lockCursorToScreen=toggle", when you press the designated key in your guest, your DX will work. In my case, my Synergy works as normal. When I move my cursor over to the left edge of the host, the cursor is passed into the Win7 guest. When I wanna play a DX game, I just hit "numlock" to toggle the "lockCursorToScreen" and everything works epic.
So, FYI, Synergy is probably easier than dedicating a device to your guest (unless your guest is intended to be a completely separate workstation).
Also, seriously consider donating to Synergy. I'd love to see it developed further.
Also, as of right now, my Win7 Xen HVM is benching 1600 on Heaven, 7.8/7.9/7.9/5.9 on WIn7 performance bench, playing Portal 2 right now with no issues, running on an Radeon HD 7870.