Ticket #5613 (closed enhancement: fixed)

Opened 8 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

Emulated tablets

Reported by: aubade Owned by:
Priority: major Component: host support
Version: VirtualBox 3.1.0 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: Linux


It would be exceedingly nice if it were somehow possible for virtualbox to be able to emulate a USB tablet on its guest OSes, so that a pressure sensitive wacom tablet could be used in the host and guest simultaneously. Very useful for applications such as Corel Painter that don't work on linux by any other means. (QEMU theoretically has something roughly like this, but last time i tried, when emulating a pressure sensitive device, it didn't work with a windows guest)

Change History

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by aubade

Ack, my apologies. I intended to set this to a feature request, not a major bug.

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by leonidv

You must add your user to vboxusers group and after this connect hid. But this work very unstable :( And it doesn't work with OpenSource edition.

comment:3 Changed 8 years ago by aubade

The problem with using the HID device directly is that the guest OS "steals" the tablet from the host, who can't use until the VM releases it. When one uses a tablet as their exclusive pointing device (which is the case with my setup), this is unusable.

comment:4 Changed 8 years ago by frank

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

That feature is available since VBox 3.2.

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