Monthly Archives: May 2007

VMware Tools in Debian 4.0 (xorg 7.1) and Ubuntu 7.04 (xorg 7.2) guests

In both VMware Server 1.0.3 and VMware Workstation the vm mouse does not function properly in GNU/Linux guests that use xorg 7.1 or higher

# aptitude install xserver-xorg-input-vmmouse
and
# vi /etc/X11/xorg.conf

and change “mouse” to “vmmouse”

See the VMware KB