I just installed Ubuntu 9.04 at work and enjoying my ‘dual screen via KVM switch’ panoramic view :-) which was not possible before due to the driver limitations.
I also tried to install Ubuntu 9.04 in VMware and it caused the mouse to be rather sluggish. Installing vmware-tools didn't help. Next, in SYSTEM > PREFERENCES > STARTUP APPLICATIONS and in startup programs tab I added the name vmware-tools and
/usr/bin/vmware-user & This did not fix the problem either.
The best option to solve this was to install xserver-xorg-input-vmmouse drivers by running the following command:
sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-input-vmmouse. This completely solved the problem and everything now works as expected. I also found that some people were able to fix this with adding to their xorg.conf the following:
Identifier "VMware Mouse"
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