Bug in Opensuse 11.3 mouse dies under VMware

Hi ;
My mouse stops working under vmware I have ESXi 4.0.
Reboot or (Ctrl) (Alt) (Backspace) fixes the issue.


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I’m seeing the same thing in OpenSuSE 11.3 running on ESX 3.5.

Using the open-vmware-tools as part of the OpenSuSE install.

Odd thing is that I have (3) 11.3 machines, 1 has never shown this behavior, I seems to have gotten another to stop by changing the KDE Activity setting Type to “Plain Desktop”, and 1 that for the life of me I can’t get it to stop. The first one has been upgraded from 11.1 -> 11.2 -> 11.3. The second was 11.2 -> 11.3, and the third is a fresh install of 11.3.

I’m able to fix it for a limited time by logging out or restarting X with Cntrl+Alt+Backspace.

I’ve tried restarting the vmware tools without luck. I’m wondering if it is an Xorg bug.


The same issue happend on Fedora 13.
Tip: how to fix mouse locking up in Fedora 13 running as vmware guest - FedoraForum.org

Try editing of /lib/udev/rules.d/69-xorg-vmmouse.rules and restart the guest OS.

sed ‘s/port", PROGRAM/port", KERNEL==“event[0-9]*”, PROGRAM/g’ -i /lib/udev/rules.d/69-xorg-vmmouse.rules

This works for my openSuSE 11.3 guest on VMware Player 3.1.0 (WinXP host).

That file is provided by xorg-x11-driver-input package.
My version is xorg-x11-driver-input-7.5-8.4.i586 .

Thanks it works!