Another VM mouse problem, this time with VirtualBox

Discussion in 'sandboxing & virtualization' started by aigle, Aug 20, 2007.

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  1. aigle

    aigle Registered Member

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    I installed PCLinuxOS as guest in XP Home SP2, using VirtualBox 1.4.0.
    After installing LinuxGuestAdditions, my mouse became totally erratic and almost impossible to use, even if I disable mouse integration. It was horrible indeed.

    If I don,t install guest additions, mouse works just fine but in that case virtual screen/ monitor size is very small that I don,t like( screen becomes bigger and nice after installing guest additions).

    I want to install guest additions for monitor/ graphics/ resolution etc but not for mouse. Is it possible?

    BTW I even tried to edit my xorg.conf and changed mouse driver to "mouse" from "vboxmouse"( it was way too hard as mouse was not working at all) but after reboot my cursor disapeared altogether, so it did not work.

    Any suggestions please?

    Thanks
     
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  3. aigle

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    U are right but I feel it much lighter and it is under active development. Adds only one service. Also I got less issues as compared to VMware server.
     
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    Why not drop a supported iso in and see what the difference might be.?
     
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    I don't have any experience with VirtualBox, but in typing

    Code:
    virtualbox xorg mouse 
    into google, the first few entries showed people who didn't configure the mouse driver, but one of the results was a guide on how to do everything with PCLinuxOS 2007, so maybe that will help you:

    http://jacobslusser.com/2007/07/04/virtualbox-pclinuxos/

    Cheers,

    Alphalutra1
     
  6. aigle

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    Hi Alph, that worked great. Mouse is OK and screen size is big now. As great as VMware workstation. Thanks a lot. U found the exact remedy. Although I did it in windows way. I logged in as root, opened xorg.conf in kwrite, edited, saved and rebooted.:D :D VB is Ok now.
     
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