Ticket #11813 (new defect)
RedHat 5 guest VM mouse clicks stop working
|Reported by:||umk||Owned by:|
I had high hopes for Virtualbox but unless I can get reliable mouse control, I'll have to go with VMWare.
My linux VM boots fine and I can login to my O/S account. Mouse works no problem. I then begin launching apps and switching between windows and before long, my mouse clicks are ignored. The pointer is still there and moves just fine, but clicking (left or right buttons) doesn't do anything. I can move the pointer out of the guest VM to the host and mouse clicks are fine. But moving the pointer back to the guest, mouse clicks are ignored. After much frustration, I finally figured out that when the clicks stop working, if I press ALT-tab, mouse clicks begin working again. But after a while they stop and I'm back to pressing ALT-tab.
I'm running Windows 7 64 bit host with a RedHat 5.9 64bit guest. Mouse is USB. Guest additions are also installed.
What's going on?