Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 215891
Graphical guest installation leads to mouse problems
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:49 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):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Start the graphical installer of FC6
The mousepointer cannot be located on the installer screen
Correct mouse pointer
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
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
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).
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
root@xxx: grep usb /etc/xen/*
No other file(s) containing "usb"!
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?
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.