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Help With Vmware Please

Postby SkinnyK on Mon May 05, 2008 4:16 am

Edit: Made my post more clear.

The issue is not about switching between OS's.

1) Inside Vmware when its in fullscreen mode, you are not able to drag your cursor all the way across the Linux desktop. It gets "stuck" sometimes.
2) Cursor jumping and blinking.

Sorry for not being as clear as I could have been.
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Re: Help With Vmware Please

Postby Acid_1 on Mon May 05, 2008 4:22 am

Haven't used VMWare in ages. however, I do believe it's in your VMWare settings. Also, that's how I go my start with Linux. VM and a copy of Ubuntu 6.10. Good luck.
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Re: Help With Vmware Please

Postby SkinnyK on Mon May 05, 2008 4:54 am

I'm not really sure where in setting, don't see anything mouse related? :|
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Re: Help With Vmware Please

Postby ed@Mint on Mon May 05, 2008 6:03 am

There is a difference between the cursor of the main OS and the cursor of the OS in the virtual box (VB).
Once you have clicked in the VB window, you are using the "mouse" of that OS.
Then it is normal that your cursor won't go out of the VB window.
There should some text saying "press <key> to release the cursor" at the bottom of the VB window (the key is <ctrl>+<alt> if i remember well), this is used to switch between the two OS'es.

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Re: Help With Vmware Please

Postby SkinnyK on Mon May 05, 2008 6:17 am

The issue is not about switching between OS's.

1) Inside Vmware when its in fullscreen mode, you are not able to drag your cursor all the way across the Linux desktop. It gets "stuck" sometimes.
2) Cursor jumping and blinking.

Sorry for not being as clear as I could have been.
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Re: Help With Vmware Please

Postby newW2 on Mon May 05, 2008 9:07 am

VMWare and VBox are two differnet things.
To release mouse cursor from VMMWare ctrl+alt
For VBox it is right-hand-side cntrl key and alt if memory serves.
However, I'm not sure that is the question. The question seems to be that the cursor has already been grabbed by the virtual machine window, but the operation is jumpy. By grabbed I mean you have already clicked inside the VM window. The jumpy operation could be insufficient memory allocation. I'd check the documentation for the VM you have to see if there is an FAQ.
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Re: Help With Vmware Please

Postby rec9140 on Mon May 05, 2008 9:36 am

SkinnyK wrote:The issue is not about switching between OS's.

1) Inside Vmware when its in fullscreen mode, you are not able to drag your cursor all the way across the Linux desktop. It gets "stuck" sometimes.
2) Cursor jumping and blinking.


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