[arch-general] Upgrade to Linux 4.17.2 & xorg-server 1.20.0-8 breaks left-mouse in remote Linux desktops

Gurnaik V gurnaikv at gmail.com
Tue Jun 19 07:02:05 UTC 2018

On 19/06/18 07:31, Lukas Winkler via arch-general wrote:
> On Tue, 19 Jun 2018 at 00:43, David C. Rankin
> <drankinatty at suddenlinkmail.com> wrote:
>> All,
>>    This is a strange one, confirmed on two separate Archlinux Guests running in
>> VirtualBox on Archlinux Hosts. I access the running VMs with rdesktop over the
>> LAN. After update to Linux 4.17.2 & xorg-server 1.20.0-8, VirtualBox-5.2.12
>> starts the Archlinux guests fine, X starts fine in the guests (running
>> fluxbox), and pressing the right-mouse brings up the fluxbox-menu fine, but
>> there is no way to select an item with the left-mouse.
>>    When the xterm is open, there is no way to grab the title-bar and move the
>> xterm around, again, as if the left-mouse input isn't seen. An moving the
>> cursor over the bottom of the window will not bring up the taskbar.
>>    This effects Linux guest, but not windows guests. I can start Win7 in a VM
>> and opening in remote-desktop works just fine. (all mouse buttons work fine
>> and the cursor position tracks properly bringing up the auto-hidden taskbar on
>> mouseover)
>>    Can someone with a similar VirtualBox setup confirm this behavior? I suspect
>> it would effect any Linux Guest that runs X and a desktop and is accessed with
>> rdesktop. For all practical purposes this update prevent accessing Linux guest
>> with rdesktop.
>> --
>> David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.
> Hi David + List
> Same behaviour for me. I resolved it by installing the synaptics input
> driver in the guest for now as I did not have time to debug.
> BR
I have the same behaviour on my Arch Linux guest, but for me both right- 
and left-click do not work. I have had to downgrade the kernel and the 
VirtualBox guest modules.


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