VMware Player mouse issues in Karmic

January 12th, 2010 | Tags: , ,

VMware Player experiences mouse capture problems when run under Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic host. Inside the guest window, the mouse pointer works fine in a top-left rectangle of the window (640×480 pixels?) but outside of this area the mouse pointer switches its focus to the host. Add the following line to the file /etc/vmware/bootstrap to fix it:


Important note: VMware code needs to be recompiled each time the Linux kernel is updated and this entry may prevent it from compiling successfully. The additional line should be removed or commented out prior to building VMware Player and then put back in back again.

For a discussion see this thread on Ubuntu forums.

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