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VMWare - Mouse movement all jumpy

Posted on 2004-09-07
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I just tried VMWare for the first time.  Our Senior Network Admin is gone so I am posting this annoyance in EE.

The moust movement sucks.  It is very choppy and skips around when moving it in my virtual server.

Is this the norm?  Is it our server speed?  Is it my mouse?
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by:avizit
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This is more or less the norm , especially in computer with low memories. remember that your computer RAM isnow shared between two OSes.

Does your mouse work properly when VMwareis not running ? if so then your mouse is not at fault.
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What's the host environment (OS, processor speed, installed memory)?

I run w2k & NT under VMware on a RHEL 3.0 WS OS with a 1.4Ghz (or better) machine with 512Mb of memory and don't have any problems like that.
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Nugsolot earned 500 total points
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VMWare is my favorite app in the world I have a couple books on it and think that it is an Admins Bst tool for testing and learning.   A couple of questions to help with answering your ?.

1 What Distro of Linux are you using?
2 Have you installed the VMware Tools as well? if not go here http://www.vmware.com/support/ws4/doc/new_guest_tools_ws.html#1008207
3 What mouse protocol are you using in your xorg or xfree86 config file (maybe a printout of this ould help too, of course with the comments exluded)

With these answered i think it may be easier to get your mouse working.  

Nugs-0-Lot

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by:dba123
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I will have to check, I didn't install the server.  I assume there just insn't enough RAM.  I was hoping it was a setting or something because when I install apps on it, it is lightning fast which doesn't make sense because the mouse should be also.
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by:dba123
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THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  This choppyness was driving my nuts.  I installed the tools.
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