Mouse is pointing to a fraction of where it should in a VMware vSphere 4.0 vm with the windows vSphere client.

Booting up UBCD -> PartedMagic... The mouse pointer has x/y co-ordinates of a smaller fraction of that which it "should" have.

This can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bx2emQ1IpQw

Can anyone work out how I can make the mouse work properly with GParted and vSphere 4?

I know I could probably spend ages learning how to use the command line to do what I need here, but the whole point of using GParted is for the GUI..



I used the GParted Live CD without a problem but have never tried the Ultimate Boot CD version. Have you try downloading the GParted only live CD?


Perhaps you need to install vmware-tools on the guest OS (PartedMagic in this case) ? I know it includes some graphics accelerators which might help out. What linux distro is PartedMagic based on?


When PartedMagic is selected from the UBCD menu, it shows an options list before it boots, choosing option 4 "Alternative graphical server" will use Xvesa, which is usable.

There's still a quirky mouse issue, but mousing off the screen seems to fix it...

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