Originally Posted by chuckl
The 'ready to smash it with a hammer after five minutes' mouse behaviour usually means you need to install VMWare Tools to the guest OS.
Yeah, just figured that out in the VMWare Server forums.
So, Falko,mmm.. you listening?
I suggest you edit your HowTo and add at the end:
Once you have created and the first time you run your VM instance,
be SURE to install the VMWare Tools:
1) For Windows, start the instance machine
2) Log in to Windows
3) Once logged in, Alt-Ctrl to get back to the Linux X console.
4) From the VMWare Server console, select the VM pulldown menu
5) Select: "Install VMWare Tools..
6) Return to the Windows VM instance with Alt-Ctrl
7) You should see the VMTools Installer as it Autoruns from the virtual CD drive.
8) Follow the prompts to install the VMTools software.
9) Restart the Windows Instance
10) Log in to Windows
11) Right Click the desktop, select Display Settings.
12) Adjust the screen resolution, color depth and refresh rate
to something useful to you.
I suggest that if you are running Xorg at a particular resolution,
for example 1280x1024, that you set the Windows resolution to the same.
That way, when you select full screen mode,
it fills the screen at the right resolution.
13) Select Display Settings - "Advanced" button
14) Make sure the Hardware Acceleration slider is all the way to the right.
15) Go to Start--Control Panel--Mouse
16) Adjust the click speed to something suitable for opening items.
17) Select the VMWare Tools tray item, and check the settings.
Defaults are likely going to be OK.
18) Save settings and exit.