Thanks for the info. FYI, copy/paste and resize have usually worked for me, but broke with the most recent updates.
On Mon, Nov 27, 2017 at 9:28 PM, Michael Kruger <makruger2...@gmail.com> wrote: > On 11/27/2017 10:54 AM, Gordon Ross wrote: >> >> I tried after another update yesterday. Same problem. >> >> After a little more experimenting, and I noticed that copy/paste >> between the Windows host and the guest no longer work either. >> As I understand it, both copy/paste and resize involve an interaction >> between the hypervisor and the guest, and the vmware tools ("guest >> additions") are a key part of the "plumbing" for those interactions. >> Given that discovery, I suspect this is likely to be a compatibility >> problem between the vmware Xorg driver and the vmware tools (provided >> by vmware). >> I wonder if it would be worth trying to build one of the "open vmware >> tools" open-source packages. >> Anyone have suggestions which to try? > > > Hi Gordon, > > I personally have not had the best of luck when installing vmware tools on > OpenIndiana. Regardless of whether it was ESXi or the workstation player, > the screen never auto-resized for me, and the mouse, once captured, would > not escape the VM without doing a CRTL + ALT. No matter what I tried, Xorg > just wouldn't load the virtual mouse driver. > > I also noticed the mouse does not work at all when using the new > ESXI/VSphere web client. This came up in discussion last year. > > This is actually pretty important because from esxi 6.5U1 onwards, the C++ > based vsphere client no longer works. > > Most newer Linux distributions (Centos 7, Mint 18, Fedora, etc.) seem to be > shipping with these capabilities already build in. Presumably they are all > using open-vm-tools, but that's purely conjecture on my part. > > https://github.com/vmware/open-vm-tools > > A search of the OI-discuss archives suggests there was once such a package. > > Michael > > _______________________________________________ > oi-dev mailing list > firstname.lastname@example.org > https://openindiana.org/mailman/listinfo/oi-dev _______________________________________________ oi-dev mailing list email@example.com https://openindiana.org/mailman/listinfo/oi-dev