[vbox-dev] Guest additions for Android

Christian Pötzsch christian.poetzsch at oracle.com
Thu Mar 24 15:28:22 GMT 2011

Than you just need to disable mouse integration in VBox and you are
done. Android-x86 works very well in VBox already. They use a PS2 device
for the mouse, which makes our usb mouse tablet (with the better host
integration support) not useable. And yes they don't use X11 but direct
framebuffer access.


On 03/24/11 16:22, Vladimir Chtchetkine wrote:
> Yep, it's Android x86, and yep, I need the cursor to emulate touch. I
> don't really need full mouse integration at this point. All I need is
> mouse cursor still being visible when mouse input is captured. Then I
> have a host app that listens to mouse events in the guest, translates
> mouse events into touch events, and sends them back to the guest via
> some socket protocol. This is what I need in the nutshell:-) I'm not
> looking for a "product level" solution. All I need is to evaluate how
> VBox can be used for x86 Android emulation. What it takes to make it
> work, what it takes to maintain it, etc. Making "touch" work is pretty
> good estimation for that. Especially considering that I can't really get
> any further without touch working :-)
> Thans to you all,
> Vladimir
> On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 8:10 AM, François Revol <revol at free.fr
> <mailto:revol at free.fr>> wrote:
>     Le 24 mars 2011 à 16:04, Christian Pötzsch a écrit :
>     > Hi Vladimir,
>     >
>     > I guess you are using Android-x86 for that! What do you exactly
>     mean by
>     > using host cursor in it? Do you just want to use the mouse itself
>     or do
>     > you want seamlessly integration of the mouse into the guest?
>     I suppose Android doesn't display any cursor when simulating the
>     touchscreen, so having VBox show a default cursor on the host would
>     make it easier ?
>     Hmm Android doesn't use X11, right ?
>     François.

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