Description of problem:
Virtual machine in vmware is not able to use secondary display connected to host computer. The only visible change, after toggling second monitor on is wrong position of mouse cursor.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
vm-ware player 11,9
Host machine with 2 monitors (17",23"), both of them properly working.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. run vmware player
2. run rhel 6.8 as VM
3. choose from menu: Virtual Machine -> Enter Full Screen
4. go to the toolbar, which is placed in the middle of the upper part of screen
5. click on little monitor icon
Second monitor is not initiated, mouse click are bit misplaced (clicks are not exactly in place where pointer is)
Should toggle on second monitor and mouse should work properly.
I also tried to play with virtual machine settings in vmware player (specifying the monitor number to two), but result was the same as using the host settings.
(In reply to Martin Krajnak from comment #0)
> Description of problem:
> Virtual machine in vmware is not able to use secondary display connected to
> host computer. The only visible change, after toggling second monitor on is
> wrong position of mouse cursor.
> Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
> vm-ware player 11,9
> Host machine with 2 monitors (17",23"), both of them properly working.
> How reproducible:
> Steps to Reproduce:
> 1. run vmware player
> 2. run rhel 6.8 as VM
> 3. choose from menu: Virtual Machine -> Enter Full Screen
> 4. go to the toolbar, which is placed in the middle of the upper part of
> 5. click on little monitor icon
> Actual results:
> Second monitor is not initiated, mouse click are bit misplaced (clicks are
> not exactly in place where pointer is)
> Expected results:
> Should toggle on second monitor and mouse should work properly.
> Additional info:
> I also tried to play with virtual machine settings in vmware player
> (specifying the monitor number to two), but result was the same as using the
> host settings.
I am a virt QE, Need your help to confirm something.
Q1. which Vmware product was used in your environment? VMware Workstation and VMware Fusion or vShpere?
I tested with 2 displays in vSphere, need hope it was useful for this issue, not clear they were the same issues
1. Connected two display to Guest
2. Set "Number of displays" to 2
3. Set "Total video memory" to 128
4. Boot Guest
1. After step 4:
a. RHEL7 "Virtual Machine Console" can detect display-1.
b. Drag "Virtual Machine Console" to display-2, that was ok.
c. Full Screen "Virtual Machine Console" in diplay-2, lead to "Virtual Machine Console" becoming full screen in display-1, and the "Virtual Machine Console" in display-2 still was the original size, mouse / keyboard didn't work
I am looking to your reproducer and same as you I am not sure if we are testing the same features. I reported the bug a while ago so I am not sure about all the details but from my perspective we are using totally different envinronments.
Q1: I was using RHEL 6.8 on both guest and hosts and I was using VMware player which I believe is the only one product which I have access to (I am not sure about that).
In my case the display-2 wasn't working at all and the input (mouse/keyboard) was working but was working incorrectly. Therefore I think that in this case it might not be the same issue but I am not sure because I don't have the access to environment that was affected by this issue right now and setup would require some time.
I also think that we used different version of xorg packages that might be the reason why are the results different:
I am not sure if any of above helps, issue you are describing looks like a different one to me. Please let me know how I can help further.
Setting up needinfo that I cleared accidentally
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