[vbox-dev] USB mouse not working on VM4.3.10 Ubunto on Win7 Host

Shahid shahidfromkgp at gmail.com
Tue Apr 1 06:03:58 GMT 2014

Hi Frank,

Can you please help, I am not able to install Guest additions normally.
Below is what I have and tried.

Host Win 7
Installed Oracle VM4.3.10
Installed Ubunto 12.04 on vm

now tried installing Guest Addition like->Device->Insert Guest Additions CD
images..:  Nothing happen, then I tried from command line
to mount "sudo mount /media/cdrom" and again the above step, now I am
getting error:

"Unable to insert the virtual optical cd C:
Programfiles/../../VirtualboxGuestAdditions.iso into machine ..

Could not mount the media/drive 'C:/Programfiles../..VirtualBoxadditions.iso

Then I tried from CLI: sudo apt-get install
birtusalbox-guest-additions-iso" was sucessful then I again tried to
install from Device->Insert.. as above
but getting same error as above

Can you please suggest a solution for this.

Thanks a lot in advance.

On Tue, Apr 1, 2014 at 12:46 AM, Shahid <shahidfromkgp at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Frank,
> Thanks a lot for your help, your guess is absolutely correct.
> I will try your suggestion.
> Thanks & Regards
> Shahid
> On Mon, Mar 31, 2014 at 11:24 PM, Frank Mehnert <frank.mehnert at oracle.com>wrote:
>> Shahid,
>> On Monday 31 March 2014 19:31:42 Ramshankar wrote:
>> > On 03/31/2014 06:16 PM, Shahid wrote:
>> > > I have installed VM 4.3.10 on Win7 and ubunto 12.04 on VM but the USB
>> > > mouse is not working on VM, Please assist, I am stuck.
>> > > Guest addition I have tried, but mouse not works still.
>> > > Please suggest Work around.
>> >
>> > This mailing list is intended for VirtualBox development work. Your
>> > issue seems to be with using VirtualBox and not development.
>> >
>> > Please use the VirtualBox user forums (https://forums.virtualbox.org/)
>> > to resolve such issues.
>> Ram is very right.
>> Regarding your problem: I'm not sure what you mean by "mouse not working
>> in VM". My guess is that you have a USB mouse attached to your host and
>> use this mouse device for the normal desktop work. Now you start a VM and
>> the mouse integration does not work. That is, the guest has it's own
>> mouse pointer and if you move the host mouse pointer over the VM then
>> the guest mouse pointer does not move until you click in the VM window.
>> If this is really the case, make sure that your Guest Additions are really
>> working. Do this by opening the VM information window (VM hostkey + N).
>> The information should display the correct version of the installed
>> Additions. If this works, check if VM menu / Machine / Disable Mouse
>> integration is NOT checked.
>> Also make sure that you do NOT try to pass your USB mouse as USB device
>> into the guest. This is wrong as the USB mouse should be used for your
>> host and the guest has to see only a virtual mouse device.
>> But as Ram said, please go to the forums and provide some more information
>> what 'mouse does not work' actually means.
>> Kind regards,
>> Frank
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Thanks & Regards.
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