I've been trying to setup an Ubuntu 12.04 workstation on a Hyper-V virtual machine (MS Windows Server 2008 R2) and I need some help with the mouse driver.

The mouse responds fine in general: the cursor's moving, left/right click works OK and also when I press the wheel windows are changing and tabs are closing.

Everything EXCEPT scrolling: Then nothing happens, except that the cursor's appearing on the upper left corner of my VM desktop and when I move the mouse it appears back where it was.

Can someone guide me how to solve this? It gets really annoying... Thanks!


As it turns out, this is a bug with Windows Server 2008 r2 Hyper-V per RedHat:


Their research shows the problem is fixed in server 2012.

  • "Supported Guest Operating Systems This version of Linux Integration Services supports the following guest operating systems: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.7, 5.8, 6.0-6.3 x86 and x64 CentOS 5.7, 5.8, 6.0-6.3 x86 and x64" Are you sure I can apply them to Ubuntu 12.04? – lephleg Aug 20 '13 at 13:06
  • baudlabs.com/… Worked for them :) – Colyn1337 Aug 20 '13 at 13:09
  • administrator@gnorasis-ununtu:~/linuxic/RHEL63$ ./install.sh Installing the Linux Integration Services for Microsoft Hyper-V... ./install.sh: line 28: rpm: command not found Kmod RPM installation failed, Exiting. Well it seems that the installing script failed.. :/ – lephleg Aug 20 '13 at 13:22
  • In the SxS (step by step) it mentions the services should be built in (since 10.10). The SxS includes instructions on how to activate the IC's. I edited my answer to match. – Colyn1337 Aug 20 '13 at 13:29
  • Thanks for the edit. I've also tested that earlier so everything seems to be running fine (i.imgur.com/e3sIxyj.png) but still no scrolling.. – lephleg Aug 20 '13 at 13:37

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