Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 641980
mouse does not work in virt guests
Last modified: 2013-01-09 06:41:26 EST
Description of problem:
mouse does not work (move) in virt guests.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
$ rpm -qa | grep virt | sort
Tried with Fedora 14 guest and Ubuntu 10.10 guest
Steps to Reproduce:
1. run virt-manager
2. boot live media
3. mouse doesn't move
FWIW, keyboard does work.
I think this is a qemu issue. Latest QEMU has broken non-tablet mouse according to Gerd's patch series upstream:
We should really make sure that series is applied for F14.
Smells like a dup of bug 636887
Checking the Xorg.0.log from the guest to see if it activated 'vmmouse' will confirm whether its the same issue.
After discussing more on #fedora-qa we determined this was a result of me NOT specifying the OS and Version in the virt-manager GUI.
I created a new guest by correctly specifying OS=Linux and Version=Fedora 14 and mouse works fine.
I created a new guest and specified OS=Linux and Version=Ubuntu 10.4 and ran Ubuntu 10.10 install and mouse does NOT work.
If you didn't select an OS type, then instead of getting a USB tablet, you would have got the default QEMU mouse which is PS/2 + vmmouse extensions. So I still reckon you were hitting the QEMU bug i mention. Xorg.0.log can confirm.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 636887 ***