VirtualBox

Ticket #4723 (new defect)

Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

mouse disappears on Linux VM under 3.0.x

Reported by: graysky Owned by:
Priority: major Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 3.0.4 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Linux
Host type: other

Description

I'm running an Arch Linux VM running on VB version 3.0.4 running under an Arch Linux host. The VM boots up just fine and is fully functional, except that the mouse in the VM simply stops working after a while. It seems to be stuck and invisible trapped in the lower right of the screen. If I click w/ the left button nothing seems to happen; if I click w/ the right button, the right-click submenu pops up and all I can do it select one of the options from it (new file, new folder, etc.) The only way I can get the mouse back is to restart the VM. Sending a ctrl+alt+backspace locks up the VM. I have a USB mouse if that matters.

Attachments

VBox.log Download (47.6 KB) - added by graysky 5 years ago.
VBox.2.log Download (75.8 KB) - added by graysky 5 years ago.
log file on another mouse crash

Change History

Changed 5 years ago by graysky

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by graysky

I forgot to add that I haven't experienced this issue under 2.2.4 of VB at all. It began happening w/ the 3.0.x series of VB.

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by michael

Could you try out the effect of the following? Switching to a VT using Host + Fx and restarting the X server; and resetting the guest using Host + R? Thanks.

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by graysky

@Michael - I've tried this before... I can HOSTKEY+F1 for example and then issue a gdm restart as root but it ends up in a black screen wo/ a cursor or anything. The VM is then unresponsive to further HOSTKEY+Fx attempts and I can do is force a reboot on the guest.

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by michael

What about rebooting with Host + R? By the way, you said that this first started with the 3.0.x series - did you see this issue with earlier 3.0.x releases? Can you see if there is anything special that you do to trigger this? And can you see if installing the Guest Additions from 3.0.4 fixes the problem? (If possible, try the other things before installing the new Additions, as if it is an incompatibility between the two versions, it would help me to have as much information about it as possible).

comment:5 Changed 5 years ago by graysky

I will try HOST+R next time it locks again. Yes, it started w/ the 3.0.x series. I believe I tried 3.0.0 which did it, then 3.0.2 which did it, and now 3.0.4 which still does it. I thought long and hard about what I'm doing that triggers the behavior, but all I do is start up my VM, run deluge then minimize the VM and use the host machine. I'll lock the host screen, switch users, etc. Sometimes I return the VM and the mouse is gone as I describe, other times it's just fine.

I'm running the 3.0.4 GA on the guest.

comment:6 Changed 5 years ago by michael

Ah, I was just wondering because the log you posted contains "Starting VirtualBox version 2.2.4 Guest Additions". I take it you have installed the 3.0.4 ones since then.

comment:7 Changed 5 years ago by graysky

@michael - It just did it again! HOST+R worked. I guess I was mistaken about the GA on 3.0.4. I will install them now and test again.

Changed 5 years ago by graysky

log file on another mouse crash

comment:8 Changed 5 years ago by graysky

Just posted an updated VBox.log

comment:9 Changed 5 years ago by graysky

After installing the 3.0.4 GA on the VM, the problem is still present :(

comment:10 Changed 5 years ago by graysky

If I do a HOST+I to disable mouse integration, I can use the mouse just fine. If I attempt to re-enable the integration mode, it's invisible and unresponsive to movement again!

comment:11 Changed 5 years ago by michael

Is this still an issue with 3.0.8, and if so, does it make a difference if you limit the guest to a single virtual CPU?

comment:12 Changed 5 years ago by fbaumert

I have the very same problem, and its still there with 3.0.8. Limiting the guest to one CPU solves the problem for me.

comment:13 Changed 5 years ago by graysky

@michael - yeah, it's still present on 3.0.8 for me :(

comment:14 Changed 5 years ago by michael

@gravsky: did you try limiting the guest to one virtual CPU to see if that makes a difference?

comment:15 Changed 4 years ago by fbaumert

@michael: after a few days using only one cpu it still works with 3.0.8. Switching back to two cpus triggers the problem after a few minutes. Looking forward to the result graysky has.

comment:16 Changed 4 years ago by graysky

Same... but the whole point is to use multi CPUs w/ my VB :)

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