[fedora-virt] Losing mouse focus
b_whelan at mistral.co.uk
Tue Apr 7 09:43:49 UTC 2009
I had the same problem and received the following from Daniel Berrange
On Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 08:53:02AM +0000, Brendan Whelan wrote:
> > I am new to using virtualization and, after some effort, I have created
> > and then cloned a virtual image on a laptop with an Intel P8400
> > processor using Fedora 10.
> > Unfortunately, when I run the cloned image I don't have proper cursor
> > control, even after pressing ctrl-alt. Any suggestions?
There was a bug in GTK-VNC for mouse grab handling. I've hust pushed an
update to the stable repos so it should show up in a couple of days
As of Fedora 11, the mouse will work perfectly without any grab being
I waited a few days and did a yum update on my Fedora 10 system and the problem went away.
Hope this helps.
Bill Davidsen wrote:
> I have asked this on both Fedora and KVM lists, and I get back a mix
> of "it's you, I don't have the problem" and "mee, too" responses, so
> sorry if you saw this elsewhere.
> I have been running little machines using KVM from command line. Lots
> of little machines, CentOS, FC9, 10, and now 11. I run them on machine
> like i6600, e9400, and Athlon dual core, using FC9, FC10, and FC6 with
> recent kernel and KVM. Since I see the problem on multiple places I
> assume it isn't unique.
> The problem is that I lose mouse (but not keyboard) focus, running in
> a window or full screen. I will be typing, mail or documentation, and
> all of a sudden while the keyboard input going where it should,
> there's another mouse pointer, and it's not bound to the VM I'm using.
> The VM mouse cursor just sits there...
> I don't see any fixes listed anywhere, using "nomodeset" was
> suggested, but it didn't help. This was mildly annoying when I was
> testing, now that I'm running many production images it's
> unproductive. Any thoughts or pointers?
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