Recently I ran into the issue that touch scrolling on my virtual development machine did not work at all.
Typically I'm using a mouse with scroll wheel but on vacation I'm using the touchpad.
My hard / software environment:
- HP Elitebook 8460p Notebook
- with Synaptics PS/2 Port TouchPad (latest drivers)
- Windows 10 Pro
- VMWare Workstation 12 Pro latest version (12.5.6 build-5528349)
The touchpad scroll action didn't seem to be forwarded to the VM correctly while mouse scrolling worked without any problems.
I tried very many possible solutions and also was in contact with the VMWare support but could not find any working solution.
Tried the following...
These were some of the things I tried WITHOUT success with the help of VMWare support:
sudo modprobe -r psmouse
sudo modprobe psmouse proto=imps
Working solution (workaround):
Finally and as my last hope I tried the following workaround tool:
and IT WORKS!! :)
This is not really a good and clean solution from my point of view because it should work correctly in VMWare without any additional tools. Anyway the tool shows a proper fix is possible and demonstrates the problems cause. I'm still hoping for VMWare to fix the issue in core.