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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 11:08 am    Post subject: [Solved] VMPlayer can not grab input after upgrade of GTK+ Reply with quote

Hi,

I have a very anoying problem:

After an upgrade of gtk+, hal and xf86-video-intel I can not grab the input in VMPlayer anymore.
It works with CTRL-G one time, but as soon as I klick with the mouse or when I move the mouse a little bit, the guest loses the input.

In the host the keyboard is messed up then (no capital letters anymore, shift-key has no effect). When I run 'setxkbmap us', it works again for the host and I can grab input by CTRL-G on the guest one time again. As soon as I klick or move the mouse, the same shit happens.

I reinstalled vmware-player and vmware-modules, rebootet and so on. The problem stays. No entries in any log files.

Please help me, I need the windows guest urgently. I thank you so much in advance!
Best regards


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please post your Xorg.0.log, xorg.conf and the output of the lshal command.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 3:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, Guys.

After several hours I found the source of the problem now: it is gtk+ version 1.17.* from the gnome overlay.
While everything under the linux host works with that version, it terrible breaks vmplayer as the guest can not keep the input grabbed.

Downgrade to gtk+ 2.16.4 fixed all the problems. Hal or intel were not involved.

Best regards!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, please mark the thread with [SOLVED] in it's topic.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another solution is to set
Code:
export VMWARE_USE_SHIPPED_GTK=force

before starting vmware

http://communities.vmware.com/thread/228636;jsessionid=35DA3511455FDEA59DEA320C6DB0AEC9?start=15&tstart=0
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