Ticket #10558 (accepted defect)
Console Mode Mouse Position not moving in Guest
|Reported by:||ErikW||Owned by:||michael|
|Version:||VirtualBox 4.1.14||Keywords:||console mouse text cursor|
The square mouse cursor for the console mode of a Linux guest does not move. When the mouse is moved, the console cursor remains in the center of the text display. Double-clicking the mouse causes the line at the cursor position to be selected. Apparently the mouse clicks are being seen, but not the mouse position updates.
I tested using VirtualBox 4.1.14, 4.1.12 and 4.1.10 on the host. Those versions all behaved the same way. Only the version of Guest Additions seems have an effect on the problem.
I am using the generic Linux version of the Guest Additions, since there is no version specifically for Slackware Linux.
Guest Additions version 3.1.6 and 4.1.2 work in console mode, and the square text mouse cursor moves as expected. Guest Additions versions 4.1.4 through 4.1.14 all have this problem and the console mouse cursor is frozen. My testing for all versions of the Guest Additions was done using VirtualBox 4.1.14 on the host.
I tested both a 64-bit Slackware Linux guest and a 32-bit Slackware Linux guest. I also tested the v2.6 Linux kernel (32-bit) and kernel v3.2.13 (32/64-bit). They all behaved the same way, and the problem occurs (or not) depending on the version of Guest Additions.
My host OS is Windows 7 64-bit. I also tested using a Slackware Linux host with kernel v3.2.13. The host OS does not have any effect on the problem. The console text mouse cursor works in earlier versions of the Guest Additions and does not work in later versions of the Guest Additions.