Friday, September 26, 2008

VMware Server 2.0 Problems with mouse tracking in linux fedora 9

After installing the vmware 2.0 server I thought I'd check if there was a change with the vmware-toolbox.

You can install it by going to:
Installation -> Fedora 9 -> right hand menu called Status

Click on Upgrade/Install VMware Tools

This will bring up the vmware tools rpm, install it and run /usr/bin/

Select all the default settings (if you mess up I think you can select -c and it will try to compile it for your kernel).


After all of that I found my mouse wasn't clicking where the cursor was. It was off by an inch depending on which side I entered the linux window. If I dragged and selected, the selection box was on another part of the screen.

Look at /etc/X11/xorg.conf There are a bunch of new vmware settings that weren't in the previous versions. I don't have time to take apart the settings, but it looks like something is up with the vmware mouse drivers.

I copied an old xorg.conf.old.1 (probably auto backed up by vmware-config) into xorg.conf and it cleared up the problem.

Downside is if you don't use the vmware settings in xorg.conf, your system will automatically boot with vmware-toolbox and take up a spot on your toolbar. Using the vmware settings in xorg.conf seems makes everything automatic.

1 comment:

Jony Gibson said...

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