- set the Video RAM to 32MB
- Install the following driver for the Video-Card: C:\Program Files\Common Files\VMware\Drivers\wddm_video
same problem - follow link of this forum http://communities.vmware.com/message/1592228
One reboot later the mouse will be working fine
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For us there is no VMware folder under Common Files and in the \Program Files\VMware folder there is no video folder.
So maybe this is different in ESX 3.5 and 4.1
VI2.5 ESX3.5 Update5 incl. latest Patches
What is the reason for searching in hcl ?
Our systems (HP ProLiant DL380G5) are fully supported by vmware.
However, the solution posted from me, worked for us and maybe others who don't have the above vmware and video folders.
UPDATE: The svga-driver seems to freeze the console when in VM and scrolling somewhere in Explorer i.E. That's reproduceable.
Again i searched for the WDDM driver and mounted the VMware Tools ISO, but on whole CD there is no WDDM Driver. Why ?
Where can i get this WDDM ?
HI Please updrade the fireware to resolve this issue
I think you meant firmware. What firmware ?
We're operating in a 4.1 environment here so I'm not sure how much help I can be to you but two things as I understand it have to happen. The Virtual Hardware needs to be at version 7 and you need to switch the display drivers (which you already know).
I've outlined what worked for us in this post: http://communities.vmware.com/thread/296318
I'm not positive what hardware version is supported in 3.5 so using the driver below may not work for you on a different hardware version.
The vmware tools ISO is located here: http://packages.vmware.com/tools/esx/4.1latest/windows/x64/index.html
I wouldn't install this on a production server right off the bat because I don't know how 4.1 tools would impact a 3.5 environment (shouldn't right?). If you have a dev server to try it on just mount the iso to the VM and install the tools. The WDDM drivers should be located in the directories created by the tools install.
You said, "In VM opended Windows Explorer and browsed to the CD-Drive with the VMware Tools setupfiles." You're accessing a CD or thumb drive, right?
When using Virtual Infrastructure Client, you can install/upgrade VMWare Tools without having the source files on a disk. After choosing install/upgrade via rightclick on the VM, a drive is automatically mounted in the VM OS. And in this drive you can find all the needed driver files.
Hi there and thanks for good input.
My Win XP guest was running smoothly in my VM Ware Fusion (MacBookAir) until I did a last VM Ware Tools upgrade 2-3 days ago... Then I got no VGA adapter installed and unusable mouse - actually touchpad quite good, but magic mouse just too slow, and no ability to get mouse pointer outside guest window w/o CTRL-ALT or CTRL-CMD...
So I followed twin_real suggestion and installed VGA driver manually. Posting here now 'cause path (and configuration as you might guess) is a bit different:
in ITALIAN OS: C:\Programmi\File comuni\VMware\Drivers\video_xpdm
which in ENGLISH OS would be: C:\Program FIles\Common Files\VMware\Drivers\video_xpdm
Don't forget to reboot.