Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 216030
Two different cursors were shown in the console of VM in virt-manager
Last modified: 2015-01-07 19:15:08 EST
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #212949 +++
Description of problem:
Two different cursors were shown in the console of VM in virt-manager.
It is very difficult to operate with the two cursors.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
FC6 GA was used.
It can be reprodced while installing a VM every time
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Operate a VM with graphic mode console in virt-manager.
2. Two cursors will be shown in the console every time.
Two different cursors were shown up.
Just one cursor is expected.
I'm seeing this with virt-manager-0.2.5-1.el5.x86_64 as well.
*** Bug 216877 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
One cursor is drawn by the guest X server, the other by the local X server under
which virt-manager is running. There is no direct connection between the VNC
server in Dom0, and the X server in DomU - they merely both access a shared
chunk of memory representing the framebuffer. Because of the way the mouse
pointer updates are sent, the 2 cursors get out of sync with each other very
easily. Since they do not correspond it is important to be able to see both
otherwise you will get very wierd user experiance. Work is ongoing to fix the
mouse pointer co-ordinate updates such that the 2 cursors are completely in
sync. Once they are in sync it will be feasible to hide the locally drawn cursor
Adding bug 211618 as a dependancy, because until the xen kernel side is fixed,
there's nothing useful we can do in virt-manager.
*** Bug 222971 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This was previously resolved as a Day-0 errata virt-manager-0.2.6-7.0.2.el5
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 223805 ***