VirtualBox

Ticket #11813 (new defect)

Opened 11 months ago

Last modified 3 days ago

RedHat 5 guest VM mouse clicks stop working

Reported by: umk Owned by:
Priority: critical Component: guest control
Version: VirtualBox 4.2.12 Keywords: Mouse
Cc: Guest type: Linux
Host type: Windows

Description

I had high hopes for Virtualbox but unless I can get reliable mouse control, I'll have to go with VMWare.

My linux VM boots fine and I can login to my O/S account. Mouse works no problem. I then begin launching apps and switching between windows and before long, my mouse clicks are ignored. The pointer is still there and moves just fine, but clicking (left or right buttons) doesn't do anything. I can move the pointer out of the guest VM to the host and mouse clicks are fine. But moving the pointer back to the guest, mouse clicks are ignored. After much frustration, I finally figured out that when the clicks stop working, if I press ALT-tab, mouse clicks begin working again. But after a while they stop and I'm back to pressing ALT-tab.

I'm running Windows 7 64 bit host with a RedHat 5.9 64bit guest. Mouse is USB. Guest additions are also installed.

What's going on?

Attachments

VBox.log Download (98.6 KB) - added by umk 11 months ago.
RedHat guest VM

Change History

Changed 11 months ago by umk

RedHat guest VM

comment:1 Changed 11 months ago by michael

I quickly put together a wiki page about investigating problems with mouse support in VirtualBox<1>. Please take a look at that to see if you can find out more about what is happening here.

<1> https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/MouseInput

comment:2 Changed 3 days ago by blf2vkr

There should be a resolution for the problem, which is not there. Please provide step by step resolution to resolve this issue.

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