VirtualBox

Ticket #6714 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

Mouse integration cannot be disabled -> fixed in SVN after 3.2.0

Reported by: lkgrg Owned by:
Priority: major Component: guest additions
Version: VirtualBox 3.2.0 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Linux
Host type: Linux

Description

In VirtualBox 3.2.0 with matching guest additions installed, I'm unable to disable the mouse integration. The button is greyed out. Host system is openSUSE 11.1-64, guest system is either openSUSE 11.1-64 and openSUSE 11.2-32.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by vila

vbox 3.2.0, host OSX 10.6, guest Ubuntu 10.04, same problem.

 http://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/3880 and  http://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/5672 are related and explain why this has become critical for my use case.

comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by klaus

To me this sounds as if it is caused by the newly added virtual USB tablet support. When the guest starts using this device (and I would assume all recent guest OSes will do this automatically), then it uses an absolute pointing device, which enables something extremey similar to the "mouse integration" provided by guest additions. It's not the same thing though, as for this feature you don't even need guest additions.

comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by vila

Anything I can try in the guest to confirm that ? The guest is lucid lynx (Ubuntu 10.04).

comment:4 follow-up: ↓ 5 Changed 4 years ago by klaus

You could make an experiment, disabling loading of the "usbhid" kernel module. This would be the most precise way of confirming.

A much more coarse way would be to disable USB support in the VM config.

comment:5 in reply to: ↑ 4 Changed 4 years ago by vila

Replying to klaus:

You could make an experiment, disabling loading of the "usbhid" kernel module. This would be the most precise way of confirming.

A much more coarse way would be to disable USB support in the VM config.

USB *is* (and was) disabled.

Adding 'blacklist usbhid' to '/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf' file doesn't work, modprobe -l stills lists it :-/

Same thing with 'modprobe -r usbhid', is there other means I'm not aware of ?

But lsmod doesn't list it, whether or not I try to remove it.

Also, is there a way to install both 3.1.8 and 3.2.0 on the same host (not trying to run then concurrently of course).

So far I can use the same vm with both versions (pfew, thanks) but I keep installing one version on top of the other (thanks for making that possible too).

comment:6 Changed 4 years ago by klaus

Then my guess was wrong, and it needs to be fully investigated.

And no, there's no way to install two VirtualBox versions at the moment.

comment:7 Changed 4 years ago by michael

  • Summary changed from Mouse integration cannot be disabled to Mouse integration cannot be disabled -> fixed in SVN after 3.2.0

Fixed in r29750. A capability flag was getting squashed, making the guest think that the host didn't support disabling mouse integration.

comment:8 Changed 4 years ago by frank

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