synchronize clipboards in opensuse 12.3

[scope]
Installed a Opensuse 12.3 with Lxde as a guest os in vmware player 6.0.2 within an Opensuse 13.1 Host.

[issue]
clipboard synchronization between the Host OS and the Guest OS is broken.

[Workarround]
It seems to be an issue of host system. Linux uses different primay and secondary clipboard manager, i need to synchronize them all with “autocutsel”. After installed autocutsel this problem seems to be solved.

[Solution]
It seems to be an host kernel based issue. The copy of the same guest os is working well on another host.

 

 

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Convert vmx data from version 4 to version 3.1.5

[Problem]

I have created a linux vmware guest system in a vmplayer 4 and want to

play this vmware guest in a vmware player 3.1.5

Since i can’t upgrade my pc from vmware player 3.1.5 to version 4,

i have to modify the vmx config data.

[Issue]

While playing the vmware guest in vmplayer 3.1.5 , i got this error message

“Invalid configuration file. File “D:\virtualmachines\Opensuse12.1-1\Opensuse12.1.vmx” was created by a VMware product with more features than this version of VMware Player and cannot be used with this version of VMware Player.
Cannot open configuration file D:\virtualmachines\Opensuse12.1-1\Opensuse12.1.vmx.”

[Solution]

Edit the xxx.vmx file

Change line: virtualHW.version = “8”

to : virtualHW.version = “7”

[Result]

After this Modification , the guest is running in player 3.1.5

Solve mouse stuck issue linux VM guest

[Environment]

Opensuse 11.3 as Linux VM guest operating system
vmware server 2.02 as vmhost in window7 x64bit
vmware player 3.12 as vmhost in window7 x86

[Problem]

The left mouse buttons “stacks” in a “pressed” state when I keep it
pressed for more that a moment! So, when I move a window for example,
when I physically release the button, the X does not release it! It
“thinks” that I keep press it.

The mouse left button is locked but I can unlock it with a single right
click or escape with keyboard.

The mouse click and drag . . . gets stuck in stuck state . . .
The mouse click was going dead from time to time as well.

[Solution/Workarround]

** Edit as root user the /lib/udev/rules.d/69-xorg-vmmouse.rules file. **

/*From*/

ACTION==”add|change”, ENV==”?*”, ATTRS==”i8042 AUX port”,
PROGRAM=”/usr/bin/vmmouse_detect”, ENV{ID_INPUT.tags}=”vmmouse”

/*To*/

ACTION==”add|change”, ENV==”?”, ATTRS==”i8042 AUX port”,
KERNEL==”event[0-9]”, PROGRAM=”/usr/bin/vmmouse_detect”,
ENV{ID_INPUT.tags}=”vmmouse”

/*Or From*/

ACTION==”add|change”, ENV{ID_INPUT_MOUSE}==”?*”, ATTRS==”i8042 AUX port”,
PROGRAM=”/usr/bin/vmmouse_detect”, ENV{ID_INPUT.tags}=”vmmouse”

/*To*/

ACTION==”add|change”, ENV{ID_INPUT_MOUSE}==”?”, ATTRS==”i8042 AUX port”,
KERNEL==”event[0-9]”, PROGRAM=”/usr/bin/vmmouse_detect”, ENV{ID_INPUT.tags}=”vmmouse”

[Note]
Keep in mind that the * charator in both case in ENV parts should be delete, and add KERNEL==”even[0-9]” part in the rule.

[References]

http://forums.opensuse.org/english/get-technical-help-here/applications/449508-11-3-vmware-player-issues.html
http://communities.vmware.com/message/1581754