Virtual Box Mouse?

Warren Block wblock at
Sun Jun 15 23:59:43 UTC 2014

On Mon, 16 Jun 2014, Anders Jensen-Waud wrote:

> If /etc/X11/xorg.conf doesn't exist, you can generate one by running 'X
> -configure' as root. This will generate a new file called,
> which you can, if it runs successfully for your hardware, copy to
> /etc/X11 to make it permanently available for all users on the machine.

Yes.  However, I recommend *not* generating a full xorg.conf. 
Particularly for a VirtualBox VM, it is not needed and prevents 
autoconfiguration.  The section shown here is all that is needed.

>>>> Section "ServerLayout"
>>>>         Identifier "whatever"
>>>>         InputDevice "Mouse1"
>>>> EndSection
>>>> Section "InputDevice"
>>>>         Identifier "Mouse1"
>>>>         Driver "vboxmouse"
>>>> EndSection

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