[fedora-virt] Losing mouse focus

Brendan Whelan 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
You want


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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