To fix the recent bug with VMware Player 2.5.3 and Workstation 6.5.3 Build 185404 under Karmic Koala Ubuntu just paste this line in your console before launching vmplayer/vmware:
you may also modify the VMware starting script so you don’t have to export it every time.
Comment by Nenad Dragicevic on 2009-10-31 08:07:11 +0300
this is just what i needed
Comment by JC on 2009-11-29 18:46:34 +0300
Did the trick with mine… using vmware player in ubuntu and a windows xp guest, windows kept losing focus, mouse problems, swiching between “grab input” and “release input” ever half second, total mess, it seems to be working fine now.
Comment by Eric on 2009-12-24 17:20:51 +0300
Thanks. This worked. I added the line to my .bashrc file so I shouldn’t have to keep typing it in.
Comment by Marco on 2009-12-25 12:44:15 +0300
GREAT, now VMWare working fine. THANK YOU
Comment by Sotir Rangelov on 2010-01-14 13:50:32 +0300
I am using ubuntu 9.10 and have vmware server 2.0.
This problem appears not only when I work on the station from my localhost, but also on a station from another server (ubuntu 8.04 with vmware server 2.0).
Can you advise me where should I include this code to solve the problem?
Eric said that he put it into the .bashrc file. i put the code to /home/user/.bashrc but there is no change.
thank you in advance
Comment by Peter on 2010-01-15 01:21:08 +0300
@Sotir – Why don’t you update the server (it is already fixed in the latest player/workstation so it should be in server too). I think you are accessing your vm through vnc ? If so there should not be problem when using from another server.
Comment by Andrew Cutler on 2010-03-06 07:36:30 +0300
This saved me some hassles when using Ubuntu 9.04 Kernel with Ubuntu 9.10 GTK.
FYI, for others: I just put “export VMWARE_USE_SHIPPED_GTK=yes” in /usr/bin/vmplayer.
Comment by Someone very happy on 2010-03-14 19:30:38 +0300
Thank you very much … this made my day! VMPlayer 2.5.3 on Gentoo
Comment by Philip on 2010-03-17 22:00:20 +0300
I found another way to fix this problem. Use “CTRL+G” and you should be fine.
Comment by Sharron Clemons on 2010-12-21 23:20:45 +0300
this is just what i needed thanks mate nenad
Comment by syque on 2011-01-27 08:09:05 +0300
It is also enable for vmware-vmrc that includes in Firefox “plugins” directory. I got it! many thanks
Comment by holocaust on 2011-02-21 22:58:46 +0300
where i put it on vmware player that i use? explain me please exaxtly where to go and what to do… when i use some games or something my mouse move too fast cant use it :/