[vbox-dev] Guest additions for Android

Christian Pötzsch christian.poetzsch at oracle.com
Thu Mar 24 08:36:19 PDT 2011


On 03/24/11 16:32, Vladimir Chtchetkine wrote:
> Disable mouse integration in VBox? How (minding that I still need guest
> mouse events to emulate touch?)
Sorry, thats basis VirtualBox usage: Machine->Disable Mouse Integration.

The integrations means the integration within the host. Ofc are there
mouse events send to the guest.

> 
> On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 8:28 AM, Christian Pötzsch
> <christian.poetzsch at oracle.com <mailto:christian.poetzsch at oracle.com>>
> wrote:
> 
>     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.
> 
>     Chris
> 
>     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>
>     > <mailto: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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