vmware, and trapped cursor

stan stanb at panix.com
Tue Feb 26 00:46:54 UTC 2008

On Mon, Feb 25, 2008 at 12:53:26PM -0500, 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.

I did that, and the V wanted to be rebboted. Now the XP screen is tiny, in
the middle fo a big black empty space. I did get a message about the vmware
tools server not running. What do I need to do to fix that? I don;t see a
pacjage for a vmware tools anything.

One of the main causes of the fall of the roman empire was that, lacking
zero, they had no way to indicate successful termination of their C

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