xserver-xorg-input-vmmouse - X.Org X server -- VMMouse input driver to use with VMWare

Property Value
Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name xserver-xorg-input-vmmouse
Package version 12.9.0
Package release 1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 124 B
Download size 29.23 KB
Official Mirror ftp.br.debian.org
This package provides the driver for the X11 vmmouse input device.
The VMMouse driver enables support for the special VMMouse protocol
that is provided by VMware virtual machines to give absolute pointer
The vmmouse driver is capable of falling back to the standard "mouse"
driver if a VMware virtual machine is not detected. This allows for
dual-booting of an operating system from a virtual machine to real hardware
without having to edit xorg.conf every time.
More information about X.Org can be found at:
This package is built from the X.org xf86-input-vmmouse driver module.


Package Version Architecture Repository
xserver-xorg-input-vmmouse_12.9.0-1_i386.deb 12.9.0 i386 Debian Main
xserver-xorg-input-vmmouse - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.7
udev -
xorg-input-abi-16 -
xserver-xorg-core >= 2:
xserver-xorg-input-mouse -


Name Value
xorg-driver-input -


Type URL
Binary Package xserver-xorg-input-vmmouse_12.9.0-1_amd64.deb
Source Package xserver-xorg-input-vmmouse

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install xserver-xorg-input-vmmouse deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-input-vmmouse




2012-06-15 - Cyril Brulebois <kibi@debian.org>
xserver-xorg-input-vmmouse (1:12.9.0-1) unstable; urgency=low
[ Robert Hooker ]
* New upstream bugfix release.
- Fixes erratic mouse behavior with a Windows x64 host. (LP: #996821)
- Fixes initialization when no other drivers request hardware access.
2012-03-20 - Cyril Brulebois <kibi@debian.org>
xserver-xorg-input-vmmouse (1:12.8.0-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
2011-05-03 - Cyril Brulebois <kibi@debian.org>
xserver-xorg-input-vmmouse (1:12.7.0-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Pass --bindir=/bin to configure, lost in the dh-ification. Thanks to
Jordi Pujol for the bug (Closes: #625291).
* Adapt .install file accordingly.
2011-04-10 - Cyril Brulebois <kibi@debian.org>
xserver-xorg-input-vmmouse (1:12.7.0-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
2011-02-05 - Cyril Brulebois <kibi@debian.org>
xserver-xorg-input-vmmouse (1: unstable; urgency=low
* Switch to dh:
- Use debhelper 8.
- Use dh-autoreconf.
- Bump xserver-xorg-dev build-dep for dh_xsf_substvars and xsf
debhelper sequence.
- Tweak vmmouse_detect's entry in .install, making explicit it is
installed under /usr/bin upstream, and shipped under /bin.
* Remove xserver-xorg-input-vmmouse.postinst.in's .in suffix. There's
no need to do any substitution.
* Remove xsfbs accordingly.
* Remove long obsolete Replaces.
* Update Uploaders list. Thanks, David & Brice!
* Wrap Depends/Provides.
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.1 (no changes needed).
2011-01-05 - Cyril Brulebois <kibi@debian.org>
xserver-xorg-input-vmmouse (1: experimental; urgency=low
* New upstream release candidate.
* Bump xutils-dev build-dep for new macros.
2010-11-20 - Cyril Brulebois <kibi@debian.org>
xserver-xorg-input-vmmouse (1:12.6.10-1) experimental; urgency=low
[ Robert Hooker ]
* New upstream release.
[ Cyril Brulebois ]
* Update debian/copyright from upstream COPYING.
* Get rid of HAL-specific files since we're only buiding on Linux
architectures; those files weren't installed anyway.
* Switch from --list-missing to --fail-missing for additional safety.
2010-10-16 - Cyril Brulebois <kibi@debian.org>
xserver-xorg-input-vmmouse (1:12.6.9-4) experimental; urgency=low
* Merge xsfbs to get unversioned Provides.
2010-10-13 - Cyril Brulebois <kibi@debian.org>
xserver-xorg-input-vmmouse (1:12.6.9-3) experimental; urgency=low
* Build against Xserver 1.9.1 rc1.
2010-06-04 - Julien Cristau <jcristau@debian.org>
xserver-xorg-input-vmmouse (1:12.6.9-2) unstable; urgency=low
[ Robert Hooker ]
* Pull from upstream master branch up to commit 833698b3b98
- Fixed an issue where vmmouse was matched against the non-event device
as well causing it to load multiple times and get stuck.
* Version build-dependency on xutils-dev as it requires util-macros 1.4.
[ Julien Cristau ]
* Move vmmouse_detect from /usr/bin to /bin, since the udev rule needs it.
* Stop shipping hal-probe-vmmouse.

See Also

Package Description
xserver-xorg-input-void_1.4.0-1+b1_amd64.deb X.Org X server -- void input driver
xserver-xorg-input-wacom_0.15.0+20120515-2_amd64.deb X.Org X server -- Wacom input driver
xserver-xorg-video-all_7.7+3~deb7u1_amd64.deb X.Org X server -- output driver metapackage
xserver-xorg-video-apm_1.2.3-3_amd64.deb X.Org X server -- APM display driver
xserver-xorg-video-ark_0.7.4-1+b1_amd64.deb X.Org X server -- ark display driver
xserver-xorg-video-ati_6.14.4-8_amd64.deb X.Org X server -- AMD/ATI display driver wrapper
xserver-xorg-video-chips_1.2.4-2_amd64.deb X.Org X server -- Chips display driver
xserver-xorg-video-cirrus_1.4.0-2_amd64.deb X.Org X server -- Cirrus display driver
xserver-xorg-video-dummy_0.3.5-2+b1_amd64.deb X.Org X server -- dummy display driver
xserver-xorg-video-fbdev_0.4.2-4+b3_amd64.deb X.Org X server -- fbdev display driver
xserver-xorg-video-glamo_0.0.0+20100630.git16af3c00-3.1_amd64.deb X.Org X server -- SMedia Glamo display driver
xserver-xorg-video-glide_1.2.0-1+b1_amd64.deb X.Org X server -- Glide display driver
xserver-xorg-video-glint_1.2.7-1+b1_amd64.deb X.Org X server -- Glint display driver
xserver-xorg-video-i128_1.3.5-1+b1_amd64.deb X.Org X server -- i128 display driver
xserver-xorg-video-i740_1.3.2-4+b3_amd64.deb X.Org X server -- i740 display driver