I'm using VMware Fusion with Linux Mint KDE (I think v13). The mouse works fine except for when I'm dragging something (e.g. resize or move a window). When I do that the mouse moves. Sort of like I click in one place and then it slowly drifts away a few pixels - like it is slowly snapping to a grid.

I don't think it's VMware - the mouse works fine in Windows VMs and in ubuntu gnome VMs. I think it might be some setting in KDE but I don't know what. What can it be?


VMware Tools is already installed for this virtual machine.

  • the mouse drifts? or the windows? because there is a window setting that snaps to grid. mouse drift seems odd, but window drift not so much. Commented Oct 23, 2012 at 6:05
  • You're right - the mouse is fine, the window drifts. Where do I find that setting?
    – dan gibson
    Commented Oct 24, 2012 at 1:33
  • Although, scrollbars also do the same. If I move the mouse slowly then the scrollbar jumps like the window does.
    – dan gibson
    Commented Oct 24, 2012 at 2:39

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Updating xserver-xorg-input-vmmouse to version 1:12.9.0-0ubuntu0.1 (no need to specify the version though, just sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-input-vmmouse will do) seems to be the way to fix it. It worked for me!

For reference, I found out about it there:

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