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Cursor uncontrollable in spice console at initial VM boot
I just created my first VM from the RHEV-M 3.0 GUI specifying a RHEL6.1 ISO to boot from. The spice console app downloaded when I selected the console icon and I can get to the spice console and see the beginning of the graphical RHEL 6.1 installation but I have little control of the cursor with my mouse. The cursor mostly sticks to the sides of the window and can not be controlled to select anything.
Do I need to configure the spice console somehow?
I'm running RHEV-M in IE7 on Win2008R2.
I'm accessing RHEV-M 3.0 through an RDP connection which is a known problem for SPICE: https://access.redhat.com/kb/docs/DOC-34497.
My local desktop machine is not on the same network as my RHEV environment. I can only access my RHEV environment through ssh. I had tunneled ports 8080 and 8443 through to the RHEV-M manager box but tunneling the SPICE ports to multiple RHEL host boxes will become unmanageable.
Hopefully, I can use a socks proxy. I'll look into that next.
For those of you interested installing guest os tools in windows, I found directions in following: https://access.redhat.com/discussion/rhev3-seeking-virtio-driver-windows
After installing tools, It become possible to use the mouse inside Spice console even if accessed from inside a RDP session.
This is as designed, though spice performance is still better when used directly