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Fedora Core 6 Virtual Machine Mouse Issue

by Demosthenes7898 / July 27, 2007 3:02 AM PDT

Good morning all,

A days ago I installed FC6 on Virtual Machine 2007. The install went as expected (having to edit the xorg.conf, etc). I did a full install with all the features I could, so as to get accustomed to all FC6 could offer.

Everything was fine until I updated via the file updater. Whenever I reboot so the updates could take effect the mouse wouldn't work. I've tried installing the VM Additions, but 1. the iso provided was for windows OSes, and 2. The additions for Linux that i found was for VM 2005, and I didn't find any results as to it's compatibility.

I'm new to linux, and would appreciate any help anyone can offer.


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by welrdelr / July 27, 2007 3:59 PM PDT

I'm going to name you an alternative that will work. this.
You install it and the kernel accelrator. Images can be created which grow to size.

It's a free and proven alternative to Virtual Machine.
Be sure to follow the directions for setting up a disk image.
Read all documentation.

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Fedora's VM support is Xen
by 3rdalbum / July 28, 2007 2:36 PM PDT

Xen is really an enterprise tool, where Fedora will run as a guest OS on top of the Xen kernel.

If you really want to use that sort of stuff, like live migration of VMs etc, then I hope someone can post here to help you with your Xen problems - or you might want to try a Fedora-specific forum.

If you really just want to run another operating system inside Fedora (where almost any OS will work on any x86 processor, unlike Xen), you could install Virtualbox ( The speed is better than kQemu, it's easier to install and to use, and there are more features. I highly recommend it.

Xen requires either modified operating systems, or a processor with virtualisation features built-in - certainly not ideal if you want to run Windows Happy

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To Clarify.
by Demosthenes7898 / July 30, 2007 1:05 AM PDT

I'm running a windows machine right now. And I wish to use SOME sort of general VMWare to run multiple different operating systems. Virtual Box seems to be the best choice, and they have a free version and an "enterprise" version. So Basically what I'm asking now is what are the differences between the standard and enterprise versions?

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by Demosthenes7898 / August 1, 2007 8:26 AM PDT
In reply to: To Clarify.

Well I've decided to try and reinstall Fedora on Virtual PC again, only with a different iso. The reasoning behind this is my co-worker got it to work on his computer (same as mine) and I'll be using the same iso he did. So HOPEFULLY it'll work.

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