VirtualBox

Ticket #1324 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

VBoxMouse incompatible with "SMS Virtual Mouse" driver - Pointer integration broken -> Fixed in SVN

Reported by: lack Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: guest additions
Version: VirtualBox 1.5.6 Keywords: mouse
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: other

Description

Symptoms

When Mouse Pointer Integration is enabled, the pointer moves diagonally down and right, regardless of the actual pointer movement. Sometimes the actual pointer rendered on the screen appears at the position where the host's cursor is, sometimes it appears where the guest thinks it is. Disabling "Mouse Integration" (ie, forcing the interface to capture the pointer) seems to work just fine, the pointer renders properly and works properly (can be moved in all directions).

Workaround

By disabling the "SMS Virtual Mouse" device in the Device Manager and rebooting, pointer integration started working properly again.

Suggested fix

Perhaps simply changing the VBoxMouse driver to ignore the SMS Virtual Mouse device altogether would be enough. On my system, the SMS Virtual Mouse driver has:

Manufacturer:        Microsoft SMS Solutions
Driver Version:      2.50.4136.2000

Device Instance Id:  ROOT/*SMS_MOUSE/0000
Hardware Ids:        *SMS_MOUSE

System Information

Guest: Win XP. I don't know a lot about the "SMS" software, except that is used to push software updates to the PC and apparently has some sort of remote-control facility built in which would use this virtual mouse driver.

Host: Gentoo Linux running VirtualBox 1.5.6

Attachments

VBoxMouse.zip Download (24.2 KB) - added by sunlover 5 years ago.
VBoxMouse.sys driver for guest additions 2.1.x (32 bit Windows guest)

Change History

Changed 5 years ago by sunlover

VBoxMouse.sys driver for guest additions 2.1.x (32 bit Windows guest)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by sunlover

  • Keywords mouse added
  • Component changed from other to guest additions
  • Guest type changed from other to Windows
  • Summary changed from VBoxMouse incompatible with "SMS Virtual Mouse" driver - Pointer integration broken to VBoxMouse incompatible with "SMS Virtual Mouse" driver - Pointer integration broken -> Fixed in SVN

The problem has been fixed in the attached VBoxMouse.sys driver.

To install the driver, right click on the VBoxMouse.inf and select 'Install', reboot the guest after installation.

The fix will be included in a future VBox version.

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by frank

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed
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