[Novalug] Problem with Cursor Movement on Ubuntu 7.10 64 bit
John B. Holmblad
jholmblad at aol.com
Sat Dec 8 18:29:45 EST 2007
yes I did and I had hoped that that would fix the problem but it does
not. When I get a chance I will get VNC server running on the Ubuntu
guest and drill into it with a remote VNC client (I have TightVNC
running on Windows XP and it works fine) and see if that conflagration
(i.e. VNC client =>VNC server) has the same problem with cursor
movement. I know that what I am doing is in all likelihood somewhat
unusual, that is RDP'ing into a Windows Server running VMWare and then
using the desktop instance of Ubuntu that is presented by the VMWare
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Ken Kauffman wrote:
> Did you install the VMWare tools on the guest OS? That normally fixes
> most video/mouse issues for me.
> On 12/8/07, *John B. Holmblad* < jholmblad at aol.com
> <mailto:jholmblad at aol.com>> wrote:
> here is a problem I am having with Ubuntu 7.10 that I posted on
> the Ubuntu forums. I post it here in the event that any VMware
> experts in this group have ideas leading to a solution:
>> I have a problem that came about as a result of the need to
>> install the 64 bit version of Ubuntu since, it seems the 32
>> bit Ubuntu CD that I received form Canonical is defective.
>> *Here is the problem I am having:*
>> The mouse cursor has great difficulty recognizing the full
>> dimensions of the monitor screen. It seems to prefer the
>> right hand side of the screen and getting it to move to the
>> left is very difficult.
>> *Here is how my installation is configured
>> I have installed Ubuntu V 7.10 64 bit as a VMware Server
>> Virtual Machine running on a dual core Athlon 64 system with
>> plenty of RAM. The host OS is Microsoft Windows Home Serve
>> (WHS) which is a 32 bit OS. I have confirmed, using a check
>> utility from VMware, that this particular processor DOES
>> support 64 bit guest OS's.
>> Furthermore I access the guest OS by using the Microsoft RDP
>> client from a Windows XP SP2 system connecting to the WHS
>> host, and, from there launching the Ubuntu VM in a window
>> opened up by the VMware server.
>> The Mouse I am using on my Windows XP system is a RF
>> (bluetooth I think) wireless optical mouse and it works fine
>> with other 32 bit guest OS's running on the same system but
>> with Microsoft Virtual Server which, unfortunately, itself
>> does NOT support 64 bit guest OS's.
>> Furthermore the display device on my Windows XP system is a
>> 22' Viewsonic and the resolution is set to 1680x1050 pixels
>> as is the RDP client. When I connect to WHS using RDP and
>> check the desktop properties it shows the same resoluition,
>> i.e. 1680x1050.
>> Perhaps the problem results from the fact that I am running
>> the 64 bit guest OS under the control of an instance of
>> VMware Server running on a 32 bit host OS?
>> Any help would be appreciated.
> Best Regards,
> John Holmblad
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