VirtualBox and Xorg

Ben Paley ben at
Thu Jan 30 15:34:13 UTC 2014


Sorry not to have replied earlier, I’ve been very busy with other things.

Your xorg.conf totally solved my difficulty! I’ve got HAL and DBUS enabled so I uncommented the AutoAddDevices line.

Thanks very very much! :-)

Ben Paley

> If the desktop environment does not require it, build 
> x11-servers/xorg-server with the HAL option off.  Otherwise, add
>   Option "AutoAddDevices" "Off"
> to the ServerLayout section of xorg.conf.  This is the entire xorg.conf 
> from a 9.1-STABLE VM (with HAL off):
>   Section "ServerLayout"
>           Identifier "xfce"
>           InputDevice "Mouse1"
>           # Option "AutoAddDevices" "Off"
>   EndSection
>   Section "InputDevice"
>           Identifier "Mouse1"
>           Driver "vboxmouse"
>   EndSection
> Autoconfiguration of everything else works.  The AutoAddDevices line is 
> not present on mine, uncomment it to disable HAL.

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