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ID Category Severity Reproducibility Date Submitted Last Update
0002558 [SkyOS 5.0 - Beta] major always 2008-08-05 20:31 2008-10-03 22:00
Reporter dlundh View Status public  
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Priority normal Resolution open  
Status new  
Summary 0002558: Mouse doesn't work under VMware Fusion
Description Build 6947 boots just fine under VMware Fusion (I'm using Version 2 beta 2 atm) on Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.4, even choosing the user to log in as works fine using the mouse but as soon as I'm logged into SkyOS the mouse just stops working as it's supposed to. It gets stuck around elements where I activate the VMware window - which although making it extremely awkward to nvigate is still doable.

Getting through an install this way would be a major pain though. This happens at every boot, 100%.
Additional Information Is it possible to detect virtual hardware and maybe write a device driver for that?

Note that this is VMware Fusion on Mac OS X with latest (6947) beta of SkyOS.
Tags No tags attached.
Environment VMWare Linux
Reported for build 6915
Fixed in build
VersionType LiveCD Retail
Attached Files txt file icon debuglog.txt [^] (91,277 bytes) 2008-08-06 12:48

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shirlz (reporter)
2008-08-06 01:29
edited on: 2008-08-06 01:38

Hm, did you ever have these issues with VMWare Fusion before 2.2? Debug log would certainly be needed.

shirlz (reporter)
2008-08-06 12:49
edited on: 2008-08-06 12:51

Can confirm this bug, in the newest VMWare Fusion build; No matter how much you try to move the mouse, once you have reached the SkyOS LiveCD desktop, the cursor will always return to where it was when the LiveCD Desktop was loaded. However, mouse works fine at the Serial and Login screens.

I booted into 6945 Alpha (installed system) too, and the issue still remains, once the desktop is reached, the mouse refuses to move properly.

I have attached a debug log, for Beta 6947. This bug makes it pretty much impossible to install.

*Note, this version of VMWare Fusion is vile to use compared to the previous versions, worth downgrading in my opinion!

Coldfirex (reporter)
2008-08-06 14:17

Try disabling the vmware tools service if you can. It might not be compatible with Fusion.
shirlz (reporter)
2008-08-06 14:26

Yep, that fixed the issue.
Rafael (reporter)
2008-08-06 19:47

Sounds like EMC (VMware folks) changed some internal workings. I think I'll take this on for Robert.
shirlz (reporter)
2008-09-01 15:14

Rafael; Did you manage to get hold of the sources? This is quite an annoying bug, as it has affected all my SkyOS installs I had before the upgrade!
Coldfirex (reporter)
2008-09-01 15:17

Robert: Do you think the vmware service should be disabled by default since it can cause issues in Vmware workstation as well?
Darknesss (reporter)
2008-09-12 09:39

Vmware server also has issues with the mouse. disabling the vmware service is the only solution for now
shirlz (reporter)
2008-10-03 22:00

This is no longer and issue, as of VMWare Fusion Build 2.0 (116369).

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2008-08-05 20:31 dlundh New Issue
2008-08-05 20:31 dlundh Environment => VMWare Linux
2008-08-05 20:31 dlundh Reported for build => 6915
2008-08-05 20:31 dlundh VersionType => LiveCD Retail
2008-08-06 01:29 shirlz Note Added: 0002753
2008-08-06 01:38 shirlz Note Edited: 0002753
2008-08-06 12:48 shirlz File Added: debuglog.txt
2008-08-06 12:49 shirlz Note Added: 0002754
2008-08-06 12:51 shirlz Note Edited: 0002754
2008-08-06 14:17 Coldfirex Note Added: 0002755
2008-08-06 14:26 shirlz Note Added: 0002756
2008-08-06 19:47 Rafael Note Added: 0002757
2008-09-01 15:14 shirlz Note Added: 0002763
2008-09-01 15:17 Coldfirex Note Added: 0002764
2008-09-12 09:39 Darknesss Note Added: 0002765
2008-10-03 22:00 shirlz Note Added: 0002766

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