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|Summary:||Graphical guest installation leads to mouse problems|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Joachim Backes <joachim.backes>|
|Component:||xen||Assignee:||Xen Maintainance List <xen-maint>|
|Status:||CLOSED NOTABUG||QA Contact:||Brian Brock <bbrock>|
|Version:||6||CC:||bstein, felix.schwarz, katzj|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2006-12-07 09:06:37 EST||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Joachim Backes 2006-11-16 03:55:16 EST
Description of problem: During the graphical console install of a Fedora Core 6 guest I have problems with the mouse: it is almost impossible to hit the appropriate PushButtons in the several anaconda windows leading through the installation. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): xen-3.0.3-0.1.rc3 How reproducible: Each time Steps to Reproduce: 1.Start the graphical installer of FC6 2. 3. Actual results: The mousepointer cannot be located on the installer screen Expected results: Correct mouse pointer Additional info:
Comment 1 Stephen Tweedie 2006-11-16 11:25:02 EST
Please describe the problems. We know that the mouse acceleration in the guest windows is awkward, but your description doesn't give us any hint as to whether that's what you're seeing or not. Also, is this fully virtualised or paravirtualised?
Comment 2 Joachim Backes 2006-11-17 01:42:14 EST
1. It's a paravirtalized guest system. 2. There are two mousepointers: The first one is the standard mousepointer of my X11 desktop, and the second one belongs to the VNC windows. This second VNC pointer, which has each time a distance of 1-2 inches to my X11 mouse pointer, has problems to hit the push buttons: mostly, it is unable to move to the pushbuttons or near the boarder of the VNC window (it stops at a distance of about 1/2 inch to the pushbuttons).
Comment 3 Felix Schwarz 2006-12-01 13:44:22 EST
This seems to be the same issue as described in the Xen user manual ("usb tablet"). What about these two lines in your guest configuration file (/etc/xen/...): usb=1 usbdevice='tablet'
Comment 4 Joachim Backes 2006-12-04 00:55:20 EST
root@xxx: grep usb /etc/xen/* /etc/xen/xmexample.hvm:#usb=1 /etc/xen/xmexample.hvm:#usbdevice='mouse' /etc/xen/xmexample.hvm:#usbdevice='tablet' /etc/xen/xmexample.vti:#usb=1 /etc/xen/xmexample.vti:#usbdevice='mouse' /etc/xen/xmexample.vti:#usbdevice='tablet' No other file(s) containing "usb"!
Comment 5 Felix Schwarz 2006-12-04 01:16:33 EST
Please read "A.4.3 Mouse issues, especially under VNC" in the XEN user manual (http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/research/srg/netos/xen/readmes/user/user.html) and try putting the options "usb", "usbdevice" in your configuration file. Does this solve your problem?
Comment 6 Joachim Backes 2006-12-04 02:38:56 EST
Comment 7 Felix Schwarz 2006-12-07 08:30:34 EST
This is no bug which Redhat can fix. I suggest, you close it as NOTABUG or WONTFIX. You may file a bug in the XEN bug tracker but as written in the user manual, there seems to be no easy fix and a workaround is available, well known and prominently documented.