Bug 479185 - Both evdev and vmmouse driver are active in vmware guest in FC9 update
Both evdev and vmmouse driver are active in vmware guest in FC9 update
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 471172
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-vmmouse (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Peter Hutterer
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-01-07 14:48 EST by Shelley Gong
Modified: 2009-01-08 20:44 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-01-08 20:44:25 EST
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The hal output (106.44 KB, text/plain)
2009-01-07 14:48 EST, Shelley Gong
no flags Details
xorg conf (594 bytes, text/plain)
2009-01-07 14:49 EST, Shelley Gong
no flags Details
Xorg log (19.04 KB, text/plain)
2009-01-07 14:50 EST, Shelley Gong
no flags Details

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Description Shelley Gong 2009-01-07 14:48:01 EST
Created attachment 328407 [details]
The hal output

Description of problem:
With FC9 update where the kernel is and Xorg server is 1.5.2, the vmware vmmouse is detected automatically and loaded without installing vmware tools. Beside the vmmouse, another device seems to process the mouse event as well. So the mouse is not working reliably.

If I disable the evdev by the following in xorg.conf and manually config vmmuose, it works fine.

Section "ServerFlags"
        Option "AutoAddDevices" "false"

Also it works fine with FC10 and ubuntu 8.10.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): evdev 2.0.8, vmmouse 12.6.2

How reproducible: 100%

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install FC9 in vmware
2. Update the system by yum
3. Restart hal and X server
Actual results:
The mouse is not working reliably and it seems both vmmouse and another driver (evdev) are processing the mouse event.

Expected results:
Just vmmouse driver processses the event.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Shelley Gong 2009-01-07 14:49:35 EST
Created attachment 328408 [details]
xorg conf
Comment 2 Shelley Gong 2009-01-07 14:50:09 EST
Created attachment 328409 [details]
Xorg log
Comment 3 Peter Hutterer 2009-01-08 19:42:03 EST
what happens if you set Option "AllowEmptyInput" "on" in the ServerLayout? Does it work then?
Comment 4 Shelley Gong 2009-01-08 20:23:11 EST
Yes, it works.
Comment 5 Peter Hutterer 2009-01-08 20:44:25 EST

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 471172 ***

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