vmmouse and GPM (console mouse)

Peter Hanzel hanzelpeter at gmail.com
Wed Apr 16 08:38:14 PDT 2008


First of all the patch is not complete. It assumes your screen resulution is 
800x600 (framebuffer console).
And you must start gpm with mouse type = vmmouse.

But also I have developed test.c application to read mouse pos using 
VMMouseClient_GetInput and it behaves the same.
You can leave vmware window but not enter. VMMouseClient_GetInput returns 0 
as numPackets.

see attachments.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Vinay Reddy" <vinayvinay at gmail.com>
To: "Peter Hanzel" <hanzelpeter at gmail.com>
Cc: <xorg at lists.freedesktop.org>
Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2008 5:32 PM
Subject: Re: vmmouse and GPM (console mouse)

>>  I have patched GPM to work with VMWare mouse.
>>  At init I do same thing as vmmouse from xorg.
>>  So
>>  1) VMMouseClient_Enable
>>  2) VMMouseClient_RequestAbsolute
>>  And than I handle input using VMMouseClient_GetInput.
>>  And it works. Mouse moves correctly and I can also ungrab. (move out of
>> vmware window works).
>>  But I can't get back - grab is not working automatically. I need to 
>> click
>> to window and than mouse works fine.
> Of the top of my head, I can't seem to think of anything that would
> cause it. I'd give it a give this a try; would it be possible for you
> to send me the patch to gpm?
> Thanks,
> Vinay
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