Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

#16273 new defect

Mouse Wheel Bug in FreeBSD/TrueOS guest

Reported by: Oclair Owned by:
Component: guest control Version: VirtualBox 5.1.10
Keywords: mouse Cc:
Guest type: BSD Host type: all


Hi There,

Whats broken: When running FreeBSD as a guest on any host for some reason the mouse scroll wheel issues back and forward browser (web browser such as Firefox or Chromium) commands in FreeBSD and TrueOS.

Whats expected: The Mouse wheel should only scroll up and down when using a web browser

Whats happening: The mouse simultaneously issues backwards and forwards commands in addition to scrolling up and down when using a web browser.

Scope: This issue affects FreeBSD/TrueOS VirtualBox additions for FreeBSD guests 5.1.10 and earlier /usr/ports/emulators/virtualbox-ose-additions This issue has no effect on guests which do not use the FreeBSD OS type in Virtual Box host. There is no effect switching between ps3/usb tablet settings on the host config.

I posted briefly in the Virtual Box forums on this issue

And have had some nice folks in the TrueOS chatroom track down that this bug seems to be limited to Virtual Box's FreeBSD mouse driver.

Jeffrey Baitis @baitisj posted in the TrueOS chat the following: so here's the proof. That's running xev and showing the mouse events when I'm scrolling the mouse wheel up and down., I tried the same test in a linux host, and it worked fine. There's clearly some issue with the freebsd virtualbox input driver

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Thank you for your assistance! Jason

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