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      • 15. Re: VM Mouse Driver Crippled?
        Expert

        The presence of the VMware PS/2 mouse should have no effect on the behavior of the USB mouse.

         

        I'm guessing the problem is that we're not actually capturing all six buttons on the host correctly. But I don't actually work on Fusion, and I don't own a Mac to try this out for myself. I've e-mailed the Fusion guys who worked on this to see whether there's something else you can do.

        • 16. Re: VM Mouse Driver Crippled?
          Doghouse Reilly Novice

          Thanks for the Sunday effort. It is appreciated.

          • 17. Re: VM Mouse Driver Crippled?
            Expert

            Hey, I got a definitive answer from the relevant Fusion developers.

             

            This is a bug in Fusion. It is not fixed in Fusion 1.1. FYI the reason I thought it would work was because the same trick (enabling the undocumented/"experimental" USB mouse support) does allow you to use more buttons in our Windows and Linux products (Workstation/Player for Windows/Linux) which share most of the same code. I know that's not of much interest or consolation to you.

             

            Anyway, we're now tracking this bug internally. It should be relatively isolated and we'll try our best to get this fixed in the next Fusion release after 1.1 goes out the door.

             

            If you're feeling really adventurous and/or desperate, you can take out the mouse.vusb.enable line and add this option instead:

             

            usb.generic.allowHID = "TRUE"

             

            Then, you'll notice that your main mouse and keyboard (if they are USB) are available to pass through into the guest via the USB devices menu.

             

            The dangerous part here is that once you pass through the mouse, it is actually disconnected from the host, so you won't be able to ungrab from the guest just by mousing out of the Fusion window. You can still ungrab with the keyboard (ctrl-cmd I believe is the shortcut?). If you actually pass through your keyboard and your mouse, you'll be stuck in the guest and you'll have to shut it down (or worse, reboot your physical machine).

            • 18. Re: VM Mouse Driver Crippled?
              Guru

              Doghouse already tried usb.generic.allowHID = "TRUE", which for some reason resulted in the loss of mouse control in the guest (loss on the host is expected).

              • 19. Re: VM Mouse Driver Crippled?
                Doghouse Reilly Novice

                >>Hey, I got a definitive answer from the relevant Fusion developers.

                This is a bug in Fusion. It is not fixed in Fusion 1.1.<<

                 

                 

                Thanks, Ramesh. That answers it.

                 

                I'm presuming, then, that it will be fixed fairly soon and it MIGHT be fixed by 1.1 GM? A safe presumption?

                • 20. Re: VM Mouse Driver Crippled?
                  Guru

                  I'm presuming, then, that it will be fixed fairly soon and it MIGHT be fixed by 1.1 GM? A safe presumption?

                   

                  Changes between release candidate and GM are pretty much limited to fixes for kernel panics and major regressions, so I would not expect it for 1.1GM.

                  • 21. Re: VM Mouse Driver Crippled?
                    Doghouse Reilly Novice
                    etung wrote:

                    Changes between release candidate and GM are pretty much limited to fixes for kernel panics and major regressions, so I would not expect it for 1.1GM.

                     

                     

                    Sorry to hear that. I hope it arrives soon. Anything to make the experience more seamless is like free advertising each time someone uses your product.

                     

                    Thanks for the help.

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