Virtual Box Mouse?

Anders Jensen-Waud anders at
Mon Jun 16 23:28:08 UTC 2014

On Mon, Jun 16, 2014 at 01:00:49PM -0400, R. Scott Evans wrote:
> On 06/16/14 12:28, Chris Maness wrote:
> >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.
> >
> >Thanks,
> >Chris Maness
> Different thread... maybe, but to provide a quick answer to it - this is
> where installing the virtualbox-ose-additions come in.  With the additions
> installed on the guest I can do fullscreen and still don't need to create a
> static xorg.conf.

Just out of interest: does the virtualbox-ose-additions package provide
functionality for automatic resizing of the window when X is running? 
This is the case for Linux on VirtualBox but I am not sure if FreeBSD
supports it. 

Also, is KMS supported as well?

> -scott
> >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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