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I have installed Ubuntu in one of my virtual machines of Hyper-V.

Mouse doesn't work in the guest operating system and I get the following exception.

[Window Title]
Virtual Machine Connection

[Main Instruction]
Mouse not captured in Remote Desktop session.

The mouse is available in a Remote Desktop session when integration services are installed in the guest operating system. For more information, search on 'integration services' in Help.

[ ] Please don't show me this again  [OK]

Can someone guide me if you have tried it? If it is possible to make it work, please let me know. Please do consider that I am very new to Ubuntu and linux environments.

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

Synthetic Mouse Support is not included in the Hyper-V Linux integration components. There are references in the older, separate builds of the integration components (2.1) for the Citrix Project Satori Web site at

Unfortunately, the setup for these drivers do not work with the current Hyper-V integration components that are included with the Linux kernel.

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Take a look at the following blog post - it is for Ubuntu 10.10 server specifically, though the steps illustrated should get you most of the way there, if not completely:

The article recommends adding the following four lines to the end of the /etc/initramfs-tools/modules file:


Save your changes and issue the command update-initramfs –u and reboot. With any luck you should be up and working.

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Hmmm... But will it actually resolve the mouse integration issue as none of the additions appear to address that? – user48838 May 1 '11 at 2:19

Ubuntu does not appear to be an OS that supports the "Enlightenment" virtualization support that is "preferred" with Hyper-V. It's not alone as most earlier version of Windows also fall into the same situation. If you search around, there are some hacks/guides which may help.

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