Ticket #11630 (closed defect: invalid)

Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

rdesktop-vrdp mouse pointer shape problem

Reported by: ogoudron Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: RDP
Version: VirtualBox 4.2.10 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: Linux


The mouse pointer shape become strange (1.5 normal size + big shadow + white and black only - no grey) when i use rdesktop-vrdp to connect to Headless VM. I have no problem when using legacy Linux rdesktop client or legacy Microsoft RDP client.

Host : Ubuntu 12.04 64 bits or Debian 6.0 + Virtualbox 4.2.10 Guest : Windows XP 32 bits + Guest Addition 4.2.10 Client OS used for running rdesktop-vrdp : Debian 6.0 and Ubuntu 12.04 and Ubuntu 12.10


strange-mouse-cursor.png Download (285.0 KB) - added by ogoudron 6 years ago.
strange mouse cursor example
nomal-mouse-cursor.png Download (315.1 KB) - added by ogoudron 6 years ago.
normal mouse cursor example

Change History

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by frank

Please attach some screenshot. My feeling is that this is completely normal as not all cursor attributes can be transmitted over the RDP channel.

Changed 6 years ago by ogoudron

strange mouse cursor example

Changed 6 years ago by ogoudron

normal mouse cursor example

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by ogoudron

I have attached two screenshots made with my camera. It's just one example. I have the same problem with all other (pointer alone, hand with one finger). Sorry, i don't know if i use the right english words for theses mouse pointers names...

When i use rdesktop i have no problem.

Thanks in advance, Olivier.

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by ogoudron

After more tests i have more informations :

  • I don't have the problem with rdesktop 1.6.0 (Debian 6.0).
  • I have the problem with rdesktop 1.7.1 (Ubuntu 12.10).
  • I have the problem with rdesktop-vrdp 1.7.0 (Virtualbox 4.2.10)

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by sunlover

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to invalid

Please disable mouse pointer shadow in the XP guest: uncheck Control Panel/Mouse/Pointers/Enable pointer shadow. Then the pointers will be OK with rdesktop 1.7.1/rdesktop-vrdp. In principle this is not a VBox problem. We will add a workaround in rdekstop-vrdp.

Pointers with shadow use 32 bits per pixel (with alpha channel).

rdesktop 1.7.1 tells the RDP server that 32 bits per pixel pointers are supported. However it can not display such pointer correctly.

rdekstop 1.6.0 does not claim the capability and the VRDP server converts 32bpp pointers to a simpler format.

ms rdp client of course supports 32bpp pointers.

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