Fw: vmmouse and GPM (console mouse)
hanzelpeter at gmail.com
Thu Apr 17 04:13:38 PDT 2008
I was playing with this thing and found something interesting.
When you start X windows with graphics driver = "vesa" and mouse driver =
"vmmouse" it behaves exactly as mine program. So you can leave window, but
So I thing vmmouse will work only with VMWare SVGA modes.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Hanzel" <hanzelpeter at gmail.com>
To: <vinayvinay at gmail.com>
Cc: <xorg at lists.freedesktop.org>
Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2008 5:38 PM
Subject: Re: vmmouse and GPM (console mouse)
> First of all the patch is not complete. It assumes your screen resulution
> 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
> 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.
>>> 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
>>> 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?
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