First post here, so I’ll start with a hello.
I am here because there is a program that my work uses that was written for QNX. And the guy who wrote it has since left. There is no-one left who knows anything about QNX, and I have been left to try and get remote desktop control over this software. Somehow. So I thought this might be the place to look.
So, I don’t know very much about QNX. As in I basically know nothing. The way this software works is that when we turn on the laptop, it boots straight into our software, and we do not really have any settings, as such, to change. There really is little we can do to alter anything there. Although I do know how to open a terminal box, and I just found out today how to ask that terminal what version QNX we are using. It looks like 6.5.0.
So far, we have managed to get it running in a Virtual Machine, using VMWare Pro (16.1.0 build-17198959) on a Windows 10 Pro machine. This has allowed us to also use some windows compatible remote desktop solutions. Such as Teamviewer, VNC and Windows own remote desktop application. The problem is that in each case, when using a remote desktop application, when I click into the VM, the mouse control goes right out of the window, and I can no longer control the software. Looking for a solution to this brought me to this forum.
Does anyone have any ideas how remote control of a VM running a QNX based software is workable? We would prefer to use Windows as the base OS on the remote machine, and run the QNX software in a VM. In doing things this way, it will allow us ultimate compatibility with computers. It turns out that the QNX based software, as it is written, is not compatible with newer instances of the ruggedized laptops we tend to use. And so we cannot currently get new machines for expansion. So if we can get everything working in a VM, then we should, in theory at least, be able to pick from a much larger range of choices for future use.
I also appear to be having issues getting some job files into the VM. As the import function of our software is looking for a USB stick to lift data from, and I cannot seem to get any of my USB sticks to connect to the software through the VM, I am having some problems. But I guess that is a question better asked on the VMWare forum rather than here.