This is a very strange problem, because it is inconsistent. First I thought it was Linuxmint8 instead of Ubuntu9.10 i386 as host-OS. Right now I know the problem is on the level of individual Virtualmachines some have it some don't have it. It is very annoying.
Using the automated Windows XP installer to make a guest-OS Virtualmachine. As soon as vmwaretools gets installed to get
things more workable it gets totally unworkable. Mouse clicks won't get
through to the virtualmachine although it detects the mouse as active in
the virtualmachine. Sometimes clicks do come through, only half or parts
of the virtual screen respond on the mouse clicks.But sometimes the Virtualmachine gets created without problems.
###another user and me with the problem and symptoms.
Pressing CTRL-ALT-DELETE inside the bad/not
responding machine seems to fix it. Every time I start the
virtualmachine with the mouse click bug, pressing CTRL-ALT-DELETE will
make mouse response normally. CTRL-ALT is not enough as that was the
default uncapture behaviour.