Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 238825
cursor movement is constrained
Last modified: 2008-07-10 19:18:14 EDT
Description of problem:
When using virtual graphical consoles after the pointer is grabbed
often the cursor is constrained away from one edges of the screen,
which is annoying.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. start virtual machine from virt-manager
2. click to stay in window
3. move cursor around
Usually some part (edge) of the screen can't be reached without moving
first to the opposite edge.
Pointer to be directly movable to any part of screen.
This does not seem to happen if one runs qemu directly for instance.
I have this problem too. I've noticed that by moving the mouse really fast, it
is possible to "break through" the artificial barrier.
Same effects observed here, and the trick in comment #1 also works around it for
me (by moving really fast to the opposite direction from the constrained edge).
The workaround isn't enough to make the machines actually usable though, it has
to be done all the time. Tested only with a QEMU VM, F-7 x86_64. Plain QEMU
I haven't tried "moving really fast" but for me moving to the opposite
edge and then returning clears the constraint for me. Yes it is very annoying.
change QA contact
This should be much improved in current (F8) rawhide version, since we have
re-written the VNC widget used for the console. Please let me know if it still
gets 'stuck' on invisible walls with virt-manager 0.5.1 or later.
Thanks - looks good to me now. :)
This problem has resurfaced with F9 and latest stable updates via yum.
Do *NOT* re-open old bugs. Please file a new bug and if relevant add a comment
refering to the original bug.
Yes thanks for bringing this up - it has been back for too long. :-/
(In reply to comment #8)
> Do *NOT* re-open old bugs. Please file a new bug and if relevant add a comment
> refering to the original bug.
Shrug - not sure how opening a new bug helps here - it is exactly the same
I cloned to bug 454948 anyway. :)