Virtual Box Mouse?

Warren Block wblock at
Mon Jun 16 16:23:28 UTC 2014

On Mon, 16 Jun 2014, R. Scott Evans wrote:

> The question that has yet to be asked... are we talking about enabling the 
> mouse in X windows or in console?
> For console all you need is 'moused_enable="YES"' in your /etc/rc.conf. 
> Enabling it across all local terminals doesn't work well for me as the Mac's 
> F keys don't work (for me) in VirtualBox.
> For X windows, all I added was the hald_enable=YES and dbus_enable=YES to my 
> /etc/rc.conf.  I did not need to install virtualbox additions or any 
> xorg.conf.  I just did a fresh install (via pkg) of xorg & xfce4 on a FreeBSD 
> 10-R-p4 amd64 install in vbox on my mid 2011 iMac running 10.9.3 to verify 
> this.

That's a good point.  The VBox mouse drivers give a seamless mouse, so 
focus is passed from the host to the VM window and back when the mouse 
pointer is moved.

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