vmware, and trapped cursor

Bart Silverstrim bsilver at chrononomicon.com
Mon Feb 25 19:12:38 UTC 2008

Dave Woyciesjes wrote:
> Bart Silverstrim wrote:
>> Dave Woyciesjes wrote:
>>> stan wrote:
>>>> I have just installed vmware server, and created a Windows XP VM. Seems to
>>>> work great, except that my cursor seems to be "trapped" in the window that
>>>> XP is running in. How can I "Free" it?
>>> Try hitting [Ctrl][Alt] keys at the same time...
>>> FYI, the status bar at the bottom of the Window usually mentions this...
>> For the Windows XP vm, you should also install the VMWare tools package 
>> (from the VMWare menu).  That should have the drivers that will let you 
>> "integrate" Windows and Ubuntu so your pointer no longer gets trapped.
> 	The VM still traps the pointer, even with the tools installed. You 
> still need to hit [Ctrl][Alt] to release it.

That's very odd!  If you launch vmware from the terminal, are there any 
messages that come up as errors?

What happens if you uninstall and reinstall the utilities in the vm?

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