Virtual Box Mouse?

Chris Maness chris at
Mon Jun 16 16:28:16 UTC 2014

Thanks, Warren.  I forgot the "enable" part of hal_enable and
dbus_enable.  It is working fine now.  It would be nice to have a
higher screen res for the guest though.  It is very small, but that is
a topic for a different thread.

Chris Maness

On Mon, Jun 16, 2014 at 9:23 AM, Warren Block <wblock at> wrote:
> 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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