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Old 07-03-2009, 06:32 AM   #1
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Unhappy VM-Ware / Mandriva: Mouse wheel not working right


Hi guys.

I have a setup as follows:

* Debian OS with VM-Ware.
* 2 VMs running WinXP and Mandriva

My problem is that in the Mandriva guest OS, the mouse scroll wheel is mis-behaving. Specifically, it scrolls down okay, but attempting to scroll up moves me instantly to the bottom of the page.

The mouse wheel works fine in the host Debian OS and in the WinXP guest OS.

Any clues why it would be doing that in Mandriva? Any suggestions how to fix it?

Many thanks in advance.



Spudley.

(Hope someone will be able to help me; it's getting quite frustrating, and google hasn't been much help)
 
Old 07-03-2009, 07:38 AM   #2
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Hi Spudley!

Is this happening only in web browsers? Maybe in specific web browser?
 
Old 07-03-2009, 07:48 AM   #3
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Hi Spudley!

Is this happening only in web browsers? Maybe in specific web browser?
Hi.

No, it's in all applications -- All KDE apps, and also Firefox, Gimp, OpenOffice....

Cheers,



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Old 07-04-2009, 09:18 AM   #4
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Hi again!

What Mandriva release is it? Mouse specifics?

Please post the output of /etc/X11/xorg.conf.

Cheers!
 
Old 07-06-2009, 10:24 AM   #5
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Hi again!

What Mandriva release is it? Mouse specifics?

Please post the output of /etc/X11/xorg.conf.

Cheers!
Hi again.

I've been fiddling with my xorg.conf adding options suggested by various sites I've googled. Nothing has worked, mainly because most of the suggestions are aimed at getting scrolling working at all, whereas my problem is that it's part-working.

This is what the xorg.conf mouse settings looked like to begin with:
Code:
Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "VMware Mouse"
    Driver "vmmouse"
    Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
EndSection
These are the lines I've tried adding in various combinations, following suggestions:
Code:
    Option "CorePointer"
    Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
    Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
    Option "Buttons"	"5"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection
Unsurprisingly, none of these have fixed the problem.


Much googling has located someone else with an identical-sounding problem.
http://communities.vmware.com/thread/213873

However his fix hasn't helped.

His fix was to ensure that vmware-tools and the vmmouse driver were installed correctly; I'm fairly sure they are, and I've re-installed them anyway just to be sure, but without any effect.


Anyone got any other ideas?
 
Old 07-10-2009, 09:53 AM   #6
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No other suggestions?

I'm still stuck on this issue. :'(
 
Old 07-11-2009, 10:26 AM   #7
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Sorry Spud but I don't use VMware. I thought I might help because I thought that in a way it's a Mandriva thing,but this is I'd say VMware thing.

Anyway, I've been searching a little and they say that one solution is to not install VMware's mouse driver during installation or remove it and reboot.

Also, they say you could remove VMware tools and reboot,supposedly mouse should work then.

Here's how my entry looks in X11,maybe it will help you somehow;

Code:
Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Mouse1"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
    Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
EndSection
 
Old 10-06-2009, 07:11 AM   #8
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I had exactly the same problem and worked out a solution:

- Open a terminal as root/a superuser
- Run /usr/bin/vmware-config-tools.pl
- (I don't know if it's related, but when I ran it, it said I needed to recompile something for my kernel and I said yes)
- Once the script has completed, ensure that you have saved & closed down all other applications.
- Hit CTRL-ALT-Backspace to restart the X-Server.
- The mouse should now be working properly.

This worked for me anyways.
 
Old 10-06-2009, 07:16 AM   #9
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Cool

This might also be useful:

Here are some of the entries in my xorg.conf file after I had run the vmware-config-tools.pl script:

Code:
Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier     "single head configuration"
	Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
	InputDevice	"XWorkAround"
	InputDevice	"VMware Keyboard"	"CoreKeyboard"
	InputDevice "VMware Mouse"	"CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "VMware Mouse"
	Driver      "vmmouse"
	Option	    "CorePointer"
	Option	    "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
	Option	    "Protocol" "ps/2"
	Option	    "Buttons" "5"
	Option	    "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
	Option	    "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "XWorkAround"
	Driver      "void"
EndSection
 
  


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