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    Ubuntu 7.10 (and other) mouse/display: Problem and solution

    nospamboz Hot Shot

      I think I've figured out the mouse and display problems that are being

      experienced with Ubuntu 7.10 and maybe other Linux distributions.

      It's basically an Xorg version problem stemming from lots of sources.

       

      One source is that Xorg has apparently changed their version numbering

      scheme. If you run the command "Xorg -version" in Ubuntu 7.04, you get:

       

      X Window System Version 7.2.0

      Release Date: 22 January 2007

      X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 7.2

       

      But in Ubuntu 7.10, you get:

       

      X Window System Version 1.3.0

      Release Date: 19 April 2007

      X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 1.3

       

      This change is confusing vmware-config-tools.pl in VMware Tools.

      Moreover, the code in vmware-config-tools.pl that makes all Xorg

      versions above 7.0 equivalent is not consistent.

       

      Here's how to fix it. The line numbers refer to those in vmware-config-tools.pl

      that comes with Fusion 1.1 RC (build 61385).

       

      After you've installed VMware Tools, as root you have to "chmod u+w" the

      file "/usr/bin/vmware-config-tools.pl" so you can edit it. Make the following changes.

       

      Line 4961:

      Change

      $major = $1;

      to

      $major = $1 eq 1 ? 7 : $1;

       

      Line 5130:

      Change

      } elsif ($major == 7 && ($minor >= 0 && $minor <= 2) &&

      to

      } elsif ($major == 7 &&

       

      Line 5135:

      Change

      if ($minor eq 2) {

      to

      if ($minor ge 2) {

       

      Save the new version, then run it (/usr/bin/vmware-config-tools.pl). Then restart X or reboot.

       

      I hope the final release of Fusion 1.1 addresses these issues.

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