[Invalid] Mouse only usable within single application after mouse click on RHEL 7.6 (#18124)

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Re: [Invalid] Mouse only usable within single application after mouse click on RHEL 7.6 (#18124)

Postby toracat » 30. Jan 2019, 07:33

@AcquaCow

According to the RH bugzilla, it was added to the Z-Stream. This means that the patch will be applied to the EL 7.6 kernel (3.10.0-957.xxx.el7).
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Re: [Invalid] Mouse only usable within single application after mouse click on RHEL 7.6 (#18124)

Postby toracat » 30. Jan 2019, 07:35

nixuser wrote: I'm running your patched kernel 3.10.0-957.1.3.bug15570.plus.el7.x86_64.
I'll be adding exclude=kernel* to my yum.conf files to prevent regression.

I have updated the patched plus kernel and made them available from the same location:

https://people.centos.org/toracat/kerne ... g15570new/

kernel-3.10.0-957.5.1.bug15570.plus.el7.x86_64.rpm
kernel-devel-3.10.0-957.5.1.bug15570.plus.el7.x86_64.rpm

If you are currently running the plus kernel, please update to this version.
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Re: [Invalid] Mouse only usable within single application after mouse click on RHEL 7.6 (#18124)

Postby nixuser » 30. Jan 2019, 09:32

toracat wrote:If you are currently running the plus kernel, please update to this version.


Thanks toracat, 6 EL machines of various branding updated :)
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Re: [Invalid] Mouse only usable within single application after mouse click on RHEL 7.6 (#18124)

Postby JeanR » 30. Jan 2019, 16:37

Thanks toracat, after giving RH more than 6 weeks time (by no way they did take a fast track on this bug)
I finally decided to switch from the old kernel-3.10.0-862.14.4.el7
to your newly patched kernel-3.10.0-957.5.1.bug15570.plus.el7

Works like a charm...
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Re: [Invalid] Mouse only usable within single application after mouse click on RHEL 7.6 (#18124)

Postby toracat » 30. Jan 2019, 17:11

I will try to continue to update the patched plus kernel until Red Hat gets the fix into their kernel.
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Re: [Invalid] Mouse only usable within single application after mouse click on RHEL 7.6 (#18124)

Postby nixuser » 31. Jan 2019, 01:06

toracat wrote:I will try to continue to update the patched plus kernel until Red Hat gets the fix into their kernel.


I noticed RHEL still wanted to install kernel-3.10.0-957.5.1 after I had installed the patched one.... so it looks like you need the exclude=kernel,kernel-devel in the yum.conf file to be safe.
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Re: [Invalid] Mouse only usable within single application after mouse click on RHEL 7.6 (#18124)

Postby JuveFan72 » 4. Feb 2019, 00:45

This issue was solved with v5.2.24 guest additions. Now with v5.2.26 it's back! Not sure if it was introduced with .25 or .26 or the latest kernel, but it's a real pain!
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Re: [Invalid] Mouse only usable within single application after mouse click on RHEL 7.6 (#18124)

Postby toracat » 4. Feb 2019, 00:50

JuveFan72 wrote:This issue was solved with v5.2.24 guest additions.

The issue being talked about in this forum thread is caused by a bug in the kernel. If certain version of VBox solves it, that is not the same problem.
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Re: [Invalid] Mouse only usable within single application after mouse click on RHEL 7.6 (#18124)

Postby Leo Ufimtsev » 19. Feb 2019, 17:00

Status update for anyone stumbling into this post.

Just reading up on this guy:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1662848

The patch seems to be available as a hotfix and people report that it fixes the issue.
I did a sudo yum update today, the kernel update (I think?) doesn't include fix yet. (But don't quote me on this one, not in engineering).

I'll check back end of Feb.
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Re: [Invalid] Mouse only usable within single application after mouse click on RHEL 7.6 (#18124)

Postby Leo Ufimtsev » 19. Feb 2019, 17:15

Leo Ufimtsev wrote:Status update for anyone stumbling into this post.
I'll check back end of Feb.


sed -i 's/end of Feb/mid of March/g'
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Re: [Invalid] Mouse only usable within single application after mouse click on RHEL 7.6 (#18124)

Postby toracat » 19. Feb 2019, 18:54

Leo Ufimtsev wrote:Just reading up on this guy:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1662848

That is the [7.6.z] patch that was spawned from the original RHBZ I filed (#1658669). I don't have access to that BZ, so thanks for the update.
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Re: [Invalid] Mouse only usable within single application after mouse click on RHEL 7.6 (#18124)

Postby JochenW » 22. Feb 2019, 17:17

I would like to point out, that I am observing this problem even within the installation. (Apart, of course, from text mode.) The updated kernels won't help me in that case, because I am not yet at the point, where I could install them.
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Re: [Invalid] Mouse only usable within single application after mouse click on RHEL 7.6 (#18124)

Postby toracat » 22. Feb 2019, 17:30

Yes, you are right. You may have to do the installation in text mode, as you pointed out. Or in the GUI mode, manage to go through the steps in such a way that no pop-up window appears. Or use a TAB and keyboard combination to maneuver through such windows. But that is really a pain.
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Re: [Invalid] Mouse only usable within single application after mouse click on RHEL 7.6 (#18124)

Postby JeanR » 23. Feb 2019, 15:06

As others have reported, selecting USB-Tablet as Pointing Device in the System Tab (instead of the RHEL/CentOS default of PS/2 Mouse)
might temporarily work for the installation. However that doesn't solve it once you booted into the freshly installed VM.
What works for me is to do a logout/login sequence once (and then only save/restore the VM)
Sounds funny, but it works. Might be a bit complicated to get to the Logout entry if the Mouse focus isn't on the desktop,
but for these situations the Ctrl-Alt-F1/Ctrl-Alt-F2 cycle should work.
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Re: [Invalid] Mouse only usable within single application after mouse click on RHEL 7.6 (#18124)

Postby AcquaCow » 23. Feb 2019, 19:06

JochenW wrote:I would like to point out, that I am observing this problem even within the installation. (Apart, of course, from text mode.) The updated kernels won't help me in that case, because I am not yet at the point, where I could install them.

I just tab through the installer.
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