VirtualBox

Opened 15 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

#5832 closed defect (obsolete)

Mouse Integration fails to capture pointer in 3.1.2 -> fixed in SVN/3.1.4

Reported by: Brendan LeFebvre Owned by:
Component: guest additions Version: VirtualBox 3.1.2
Keywords: mouse pointer integration capture 3.1.2 Cc:
Guest type: Linux Host type: Windows

Description (last modified by Frank Mehnert)

VirtualBox 3.1.2, host is Vista SP2, guest is Debian 5.03.

Guest Additions worked fine under VB3.1.0. After upgrading host VB to 3.1.2, then upgrading Guest Additions to 3.1.2 on the Debian guest, the mouse pointer is effectively stuck. The image of the pointer moves around the screen as expected in response to my mouse movements, but if I press a mouse button the click location is always at the lower right hand corner of the screen (on my LXDE desktop it's the location of the shutdown button).

I need shared folders so I can't disable Guest Additions as a workaround.

Attachments (3)

vbox-badmouse-2009-12-23-21-22-16.log (57.1 KB ) - added by Brendan LeFebvre 15 years ago.
VBox.log for Debian 5.03 32-bit guest on Vista SP2 host, VB3.1.2, GA installed, mouse misbehaving
Debian-5.03-2009-12-27-11-19-39.log (61.9 KB ) - added by Perry G 15 years ago.
Log of Debian-503 with GA 3.1.2
Debian-5.03-2009-12-27-12-02-50.log (62.1 KB ) - added by Perry G 15 years ago.
Log of Debian-503 with GA 3.1.0

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Change History (22)

by Brendan LeFebvre, 15 years ago

VBox.log for Debian 5.03 32-bit guest on Vista SP2 host, VB3.1.2, GA installed, mouse misbehaving

comment:1 by Brendan LeFebvre, 15 years ago

This might be the same phenomenon reported by a MacOS host / Debian-Lenny guest in #5791.

by Perry G, 15 years ago

Log of Debian-503 with GA 3.1.2

by Perry G, 15 years ago

Log of Debian-503 with GA 3.1.0

comment:2 by Perry G, 15 years ago

I can confirm this on 64 bit Debian 503. I have worked around the problem by re-installing version 3.1.0 GAs. I am attaching (2) log files one with the 3.1.0 GA and one with the 3.1.2 GA. It looks to me like the new mouse drivers are what is not making Debian happy. The mouse pointer is stuck in the lower right corner and can not be moved. I saw a minor movement from left to right but upward movement is zero. I use the Gnome desktop, no 3D (not available in the Debian 503) if this helps.

I also tried to regress the xorg.conf file to the point just before the update and that had no effect

Let me know if you require any further file.

in reply to:  2 comment:3 by Brendan LeFebvre, 15 years ago

Replying to Perryg:

I can confirm this on 64 bit Debian 503. I have worked around the problem by re-installing version 3.1.0 GAs.

Just confirmed I was able to do the same thing.

It would be nice if the Guest Additions ISO's were made available as separate downloads. I had to reinstall 3.1.0, copy and rename the ISO, then reinstall 3.1.2. But in any case I can hold on now until the fix arrives. Thanks Perryg!

comment:4 by Perry G, 15 years ago

Sorry. I should have provided the link to the guest additions ISO

http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/3.1.0/

comment:5 by elfueda, 15 years ago

I have had the same problem and had been struggling for a couple of days. I am using a Windows Vista 32bit host and Debian Lenny 5.0 Guest. This was my last problem and it was fixed installing Guest Addition 3.1.0.

As a matter of documentation, the GA will not install if the 'linux-headers' for the appropriate kernel being used.

My installation didn't run either, so I just copied all the contents of the CD to a local directory and it ran fine from there.

Not a bad idea to have uninstalls. I scripted mine out, since even after deleting the unnecessary ose stuff a few files are left. dpkg --purge <ose install> was also needed for a clean uninstall.

#! /usr/bin/tcsh

set rel = `uname -r`

sudo find /etc -name \*vboxadd\* -exec rm {} \;
sudo find /etc -name \*vboxvfs\* -exec rm {} \;
sudo rm -r /usr/src/vboxadd-\*
sudo rm -r /usr/src/vboxvfs-\*
sudo rm /usr/sbin/vboxadd-timesync
sudo rm /lib/modules/$rel/misc/vboxadd.ko
sudo rm /lib/modules/$rel/misc/vboxvfs.ko


in reply to:  description comment:6 by Olivier Korn, 15 years ago

I must confirm this bug when using a Linux host (Ubuntu 91.0 karmic 64 bits) and a Linux Debian 5.0.x guest.

Host type should probably be set to "any".

Regards.

comment:7 by Mike Uchima, 15 years ago

FWIW I am also seeing this issue with an Ubuntu 8.04 LTS host and Debian 5.0.x guest, X server 1.4.2 and lxde desktop.

comment:8 by Shawn Mannen, 15 years ago

I am also seeing this issue.

Host: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Guest: Debian 5.0.3 "Lenny" amd64 VirtualBox: 3.1.2

comment:9 by yohann.martineau, 15 years ago

Same problem here with virtualbox on windows 7 32 bits. Problem on Debian 5.0.3.

comment:10 by Michael Thayer, 14 years ago

Ticket #5791 has been marked a duplicate of this one.

comment:11 by Michael Thayer, 14 years ago

Summary: Mouse Integration fails to capture pointer in 3.1.2Mouse Integration fails to capture pointer in 3.1.2 -> fixed in SVN/3.1.4

Committed a fix.

comment:12 by Michael Thayer, 14 years ago

Ticket #5922 has been marked a duplicate of this one.

comment:13 by Giovanni Toraldo (gionn), 14 years ago

Tried the 3.1.4 beta 1 - Fixed!

comment:14 by Psy, 14 years ago

I just upgraded my guest additions about 45 minutes ago but didn't reboot for 30 minutes. After rebooting the guest machine, my cursor was stuck as well. I am delighted to see a fix. Could you please explain how to install the beta version? Thanks in advance for your assistance.

Host: Windows 7 Pro Guest: Debian 5

comment:15 by Perry G, 14 years ago

You can find the files here http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/3.1.4_BETA1/ Install the Beta Version in the Host then start the guest and install the guest additions.

*Beta Versions are not intended to be used on production equipment*

But yes it is fixed in this release.

comment:16 by Psy, 14 years ago

Thank you again. Everything is working now with the beta version.

comment:17 by Frank Mehnert, 14 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

comment:18 by mikl, 14 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: closedreopened

I've got the same problem with mouse synch. VB 3.12.2 host: Windows 7 professional guest: Windows Server R2 x64

The mouse behavior is same as discribed plus jumping Message Box ascing press home + ctrl every time after captured mose click occurs.

comment:19 by Frank Mehnert, 11 years ago

Description: modified (diff)
Resolution: obsolete
Status: reopenedclosed
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