Ticket #6642 (closed enhancement: fixed)

Opened 8 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

Implement mouse integration with console mode -> fixed in VirtualBox 3.2

Reported by: dma_k Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: guest additions
Version: VirtualBox 3.1.6 Keywords: mouse console gpm
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: Linux


The problem is described  in the forum: with guest addons enabled, in console mode (with  gpm installed) the mouse is captured. Desired behaviour: the mouse is traced only when it is rolled over the VirtualBox window and is not locked within the window (as I remember the same way as done in  Xming).


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Changed 8 years ago by dma_k

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comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by michael

Not quite sure what an X server in Windows has to do with this. Have you tried version 3.2 beta 1? It has USB tablet emulation which should do what you want.

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by dma_k

  • I have updated to VirtualBox 3.2b
  • I have installed new Guest Additions (info window reports 3.2.0_BETA1 r60785)
  • I have tested both default text mode (80x25) and framebuffer mode (vga=0x317)

The result is: when system is booting the following message appears:

The Virtual Machine reports that the guest OS does not support mouse pointer integration in the current video mode. You need to capture the mouse in order to use inside the guest OS.

and mouse pointer in console is not properly integrated.

Additional information:

# uname -a
Linux test 2.6.32-3-686 #1 SMP

# fbset
mode "1024x768-76"
    # D: 78.653 MHz, H: 59.949 kHz, V: 75.694 Hz
    geometry 1024 768 1024 768 16
    timings 12714 128 32 16 4 128 4
    rgba 5/11,6/5,5/0,0/0

comment:3 Changed 8 years ago by michael

Did you enable the absolute pointing device for the guest?

comment:4 Changed 8 years ago by dma_k

I think, you refer the changes in r28932. I failed to find this option (Enable absolute pointing device) in v3.2.0b1 (unfortunately, revision numbers differ from what you have in SVN – do you make build from different one?): I checked VM settings (System -> Motherboard) and also the VM main menu after machine is started. If you know the XML GuestPropertyName, I can trick VirtualBox machine description XML directly.

comment:5 Changed 8 years ago by michael

<HID Pointing="USBTablet" Keyboard="PS2Keyboard"/>

Only change when VirtualBox and VBoxSVC are not running!!! In any case, the option should be present in the GUI in Beta 3 at least.

comment:6 Changed 8 years ago by dma_k

Confirmed: this feature is working in v3.2.0b1 after adding the following to configuration file as noted above:

<VirtualBox ...>
  <Machine ...>
    <Hardware ...>
      <HID Pointing="USBTablet" Keyboard="PS2Keyboard"/>

The bug can be closed. Looking forward for a stable release!

comment:7 Changed 8 years ago by michael

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Summary changed from Implement mouse integration with console mode. to Implement mouse integration with console mode -> fixed in VirtualBox 3.2

Thanks for the confirmation. Closing.

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