On Wed, 2008-01-09 at 19:26 +1100, Sam Lawrance wrote:
> On 09/01/2008, at 10:31 AM, Bob Finch wrote:
> 
> > On 10/10/2007, at 17:00:22, Sam Lawrance wrote:
> >> On 10/07/2007, at 11:53 AM, Webster, Andrew wrote:
> >
> >>> Howdy,
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> I was successfully able to get Xorg upgraded to 7.2 by just
> >>> installing them from scratch as opposed to trying to upgrading an
> >>> existing system, BUT I’ve run into a problem…
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> While running VMWare Server 1.0.3 with FreeBSD 6.2-p5 and Xorg 7.2,
> >>> the mouse pointer behaves very oddly.
> >>>
> >>> The pointer appears in the wrong place on the screen for where the
> >>> system actually thinks that it is.
> >>>
> >>> I’m using the vmmouse driver part of the Xorg system, as the
> >>> regular mouse driver doesn’t appear to work at all, unless some
> >>> settings are amiss.
> >>>
> >>> I really like the vmmouse drive because you can move the pointer in/
> >>> out of the window as you do with regular windows guest OSes.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> Has anyone experienced similar problems and/ or know of a fix for
> >>> this?
> >>>
> >>
> >> Andrew,
> >>
> >> I just set up VMWare Fusion with FreeBSD and have a problem that
> >> might be related.  Ascii art time:
> >> _____________
> >> |_|         |
> >> |           |
> >> |           |
> >> |___________|
> >>
> >> The pointer appears normally on the screen.  However, clicking around
> >> the screen does not work except in a small area in the top left
> >> corner.  Moving the mouse within this tiny corner seems to scale up
> >> and operate on the entire screen.  Eg. if I click and drag across the
> >> tiny corner, I can see the selection appear across the entire  
> >> desktop.
> >>
> >> Is this similar to your issue?  Did you find a resolution?
> >
> > Sam,
> >
> > I ran into this problem on FreeBSD 7.0 RC1 with Xorg 7.3 using the
> > VMWare mouse driver (vmmouse).
> >
> > Apparently, X server 1.4.0 in Xorg 7.3 no longer calls the  
> > conversion_proc
> > function in the mouse driver.  The VMWare mouse driver depends on that
> > call to scale the mouse coordiates to the screen size.
> >
> > As a workaround, I fetched the x11-drivers/xf86-input-vmmouse port and
> > patched src/vmmouse.c by hand before installing it:
> >
> > bob polaris[9]: diff -u orig/xf86-input-vmmouse-12.4.3/src/ 
> > vmmouse.c xf86-input-vmmouse-12.4.3/src/vmmouse.c
> > --- orig/xf86-input-vmmouse-12.4.3/src/vmmouse.c    2007-09-25  
> > 16:11:47.000000000 -0700
> > +++ xf86-input-vmmouse-12.4.3/src/vmmouse.c 2008-01-08  
> > 14:58:59.000000000 -0800
> > @@ -964,8 +964,11 @@
> >     VMMOUSE_INPUT_DATA  vmmouseInput;
> >     int ps2Buttons = 0;
> >     int numPackets;
> > +   VMMousePrivPtr mPriv;
> > +   double factorX, factorY;
> >
> >     pMse = pInfo->private;
> > +   mPriv = pMse->mousePriv;
> >     while((numPackets = VMMouseClient_GetInput(&vmmouseInput))){
> >        if (numPackets == VMMOUSE_ERROR) {
> >           VMMouseClient_Disable();
> > @@ -990,6 +993,13 @@
> >        dy = vmmouseInput.Y;
> >        dz = (char)vmmouseInput.Z;
> >        dw = 0;
> > +
> > +      /* X server 1.4.0 does not call VMMouseConvertProc() so we  
> > scale coordinates here */
> > +      factorX = ((double) screenInfo.screens[mPriv->screenNum]- 
> > >width) / (double) 65535;
> > +      factorY = ((double) screenInfo.screens[mPriv->screenNum]- 
> > >height) / (double) 65535;
> > +      dx = dx * factorX + 0.5;
> > +      dy = dy * factorY + 0.5;
> > +
> >        /* post an event */
> >        pMse->PostEvent(pInfo, buttons, dx, dy, dz, dw);
> >     }
> 
> Oh wow, I owe you a beer!
> 
> Any idea why this does not affect everyone using vmware?

The problem only shows up with the vmmouse driver in Xorg 7.3. If
you're using an older version of Xorg or if you're using the
standard mouse driver, you won't see the problem.

It sounds like the next Xorg server release will fix the problem.

http://lists.freedesktop.org/pipermail/xorg/2007-September/028624.html

-- Bob


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