Choppy X11 mouse movement on vSphere console.

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Issue

  • Experiencing choppy mouse movement using RHEL 6 on vSphere console. From running a startx command, the following can be seen from the command line
# startx
xauth:  creating new authority file /root/.serverauth.25575


X.Org X Server 1.10.6
Release Date: 2012-02-10
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
Build Operating System: x86-004 2.6.18-308.1.1.el5
Current Operating System: Linux csdlp-sweapp1 2.6.32-279.5.1.el6.i686 #1 SMP Tue Jul 24 13:57:08 EDT 2012 i686
Kernel command line: ro root=/dev/mapper/VolGroup-lv_root rd_LVM_LV=VolGroup/lv_root rd_LVM_LV=VolGroup/lv_swap rd_NO_LUKS rd_NO_MD rd_NO_DM LANG=en_US.UTF-8 SYSFONT=latarcyrheb-sun16 KEYBOARDTYPE=pc KEYTABLE=us  rhgb quiet
Build Date: 28 March 2012  03:02:31PM
Build ID: xorg-x11-server 1.10.6-1.el6
Current version of pixman: 0.18.4
        Before reporting problems, check https://www.redhat.com/apps/support/
        to make sure that you have the latest version.
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
        (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
        (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Fri Aug 31 10:27:41 2012
(==) Using default built-in configuration (30 lines)
(EE) Failed to load module "vmwgfx" (module does not exist, 0)
(EE) vmware: Please ignore the above warnings about not being able to to load module/driver vmwgfx
(EE) Failed to load module "vmwlegacy" (module does not exist, 0)
(EE) vmware: Unexpected failure while loading the "vmwlegacy" driver. Giving up.
(EE) Failed to load module "vmware" (a required submodule could not be loaded, 136118811)
(EE) open /dev/fb0: No such device
expected keysym, got XF86TouchpadOn: line 120 of inet
expected keysym, got XF86TouchpadOff: line 121 of inet
expected keysym, got XF86TouchpadOn: line 120 of inet
expected keysym, got XF86TouchpadOff: line 121 of inet
GNOME_KEYRING_SOCKET=/tmp/keyring-KqXAfk/socket
SSH_AUTH_SOCK=/tmp/keyring-KqXAfk/socket.ssh
GNOME_KEYRING_PID=25630
vmware-user: could not open /proc/fs/vmblock/dev
W: main.c: This program is not intended to be run as root (unless --system is specified).

** (gnome-panel:25646): WARNING **: panel-applet-frame.c:1288: failed to load applet OAFIID:GnoteApplet:
(null)

(polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1:25675): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: cannot register existing type `_PolkitError'

(polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1:25675): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_once_init_leave: assertion `initialization_value != 0' failed
2.4+ kernel w/o ELF notes? -- report this
** Message: applet now removed from the notification area
** Message: applet now embedded in the notification area

(vmware-user:25664): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "clearlooks",

(vmware-user:25664): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "clearlooks",

(vmware-user:25664): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "clearlooks",

(vmware-user:25664): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "clearlooks",

(vmware-user:25664): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "clearlooks",

(vmware-user:25664): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "clearlooks",

(vmware-user:25664): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "clearlooks",

(vmware-user:25664): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "clearlooks",

(vmware-user:25664): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "clearlooks",

(vmware-user:25664): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "clearlooks",

(vmware-user:25664): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "clearlooks",

(vmware-user:25664): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "clearlooks",

(vmware-user:25664): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "clearlooks",

(vmware-user:25664): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "clearlooks",

(vmware-user:25664): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "clearlooks",

(vmware-user:25664): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "clearlooks",

(vmware-user:25664): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "clearlooks",
Xlib:  extension "VMWARE_CTRL" missing on display ":0.0".
Failed to play sound: File or data not found

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

  • VMware Version: 7

  • VMware vCenter Server: 4.1.0

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