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VMware server 2. R-console plugin bug -UBUNTU Server 64bit karmic Kola

Upgraded my ubuntu server to 9.10 Karmic.
Had to re-install VMware server 2.0 latest
But i had to use a custom install script because of a known issue with vmware install and Karmic Koala.
VMware installled and running fine ..
But the Remote console Plugin has a major problem.

The mouse when moved over any buttons in any virtual machine toggles very quickly the "ctrl-a' release input and "ctrl-g" grab input. and it clicks buttons when i have not clicked . the toggling only happens when the mouse is moving over a clickable button, not icons.

I have tried removing the plugin in firefox and re-installing it but to know success..

The firefox plugin installed is version 2.5.0.122581, is this right for the latest version of Server 2.0???

lost and need guidance.

Kramer

 
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Ravi AgrawalCommented:
Have you installed VMware tools in the Virtual Machine? This should fix up most issues with the mouse.

The question you posted fails to guide me about anything related to the Firefox Plugin. Please clarify. If they are 2 or more questions pertaining to different things. post different questions in related zones, you will get a better answer.

Ravi.
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Kramer8uAuthor Commented:
Yes VMware tools are installed , its only since upgrading to karmic Koala that this issue has been present working perfectly before.

Just for your info I posted the plugin version number for reference as i did all the other version numbers of the relative elements of the fault. It is not a separate issue me providing you with as much as i can.

If you dont understand the question maybe you are not familiar with the fault it is a known issue and probably wont be able to help.

I found the solution here  for anyone who has had this issue

See here:  
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1235613&page=2
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Kramer8uAuthor Commented:
also try one of these fixes for the console plugin mouse issue:

Try one of the solutions for mouse problem

Solution 1

Added these lines to my /usr/bin/firefox
export VMWARE_USE_SHIPPED_GTK=force
export GDK_NATIVE_WINDOWS=true

Solution 2

Go into

/home/username/.mozilla/firefox/df34789dfgj/extensions/VMwareVMRC@vmware.com/plugins/lib

Then edit the file:
wrapper-gtk24.sh

I added the following lines near the top:
VMWARE_USE_SHIPPED_GTK=force
export VMWARE_USE_SHIPPED_GTK=force

So now the mouse appears to work correctly.

Solution 3

create this file using the bin/bash text.
give it a name like VMlaunch.sh
make it executable
run it and it loads the VMware machine

#!/bin/bash
################################################## ##############################
# Call VMWare Server's Remote Console in a clean GTK setup.
################################################## ##############################

# Clean GTK setup for VMWare
export VMWARE_USE_SHIPPED_GTK=yes

# Find console executable in Firefox plugins.
vmrc="$(find "$HOME/.mozilla/firefox" -name vmware-vmrc -type f -perm -111 | tail -1)"
[ -x "$vmrc" ] || exit 1

set -x
cd "$(dirname "$vmrc")" && "$vmrc" -h 127.0.0.1:8333
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Ravi AgrawalCommented:
I had used Ubuntu 7.04 earlier & so responded. I am familiar with Vmware server too.

But was not aware of the plugin of Firefox you were talking about that could be used for Remote Control (I'm not sure of it now too, but will google & check it out.) hence missed to follow your question & so advised to post as different questions.

Its good you found your answer & the version of Ubuntu I saw is an Aplha Release, so bugs are bound to be there.

Anyways, if you feel comfortable would you mind posting a link to the Remote Control Plugin, so that I may have a look at it & increase my awareness about it.

Ravi.
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