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Problems with Virtual Box Guest Additions
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emil

Joined: 10 Nov 2009
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Location: Austria

PostPosted: Sat 05 Nov 2011, 08:14    Post subject:  Problems with Virtual Box Guest Additions
Subject description: Screen resize and erratic mouse
 

Has anybody recently successfully built a puppy Linux guest with Guest Additions. I installed, they installed without errors, but mouse support (erratic) and Screen resizing is broken. Shared Folders work.

I even tried several settings of the xorg.conf (e.g. included example from this page).

Please share your solution Very Happy
thank you very much in advance
emil
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AbuBombas

Joined: 18 Jan 2012
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PostPosted: Wed 18 Jan 2012, 16:02    Post subject: Problems with VirtualBox guest additions - mouse integration
Subject description: Problems with VirtualBox guest additions - mouse integration
 

I have the same problem, but only with the 5.2 and higher. I suspect it has something to do with the new Xorg level.

Waiting for a solution too...
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TheAsterisk!


Joined: 10 Feb 2009
Posts: 403
Location: SE Wisconsin, US

PostPosted: Sun 22 Jan 2012, 08:33    Post subject:  

I don't know about the mousing issue, and the lastest Puppy I run in VBox (as opposed to live CD or USB, etc.) is version 431, but the issue with screen resizing I've dealt with.

After you resize the virtual machine's window on your host, restart the guest Puppy's X server. On my system, the resolution won't adjust to the window until you do that, but restarting X forces it to adjust.

(When dealing with Puppy in a VM, keep in mind that Puppy is a bit of an odd duck compared to the larger distros out there, and VirtualBox support and tutorials, for instance, may not account for Puppy's quirks.)

Let me know if that helps at all! Cool
Alternatively, if you have another issue all together, and I've missed the boat, more details and screenshots are always welcome.
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AbuBombas

Joined: 18 Jan 2012
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PostPosted: Wed 02 May 2012, 09:55    Post subject: Problems with Virtual Box Guest Additions - mouse
Subject description: Mouse location and cursor don't match
 

I had a wonderfully working Lupu-5.2.8, and when I upgraded the guest addition from 4.0.12 to 4.1.14 the problem of the mismatch between the mouse location and the cursor surfaced. Going back to 4.0.12 guest additions, even with 4.1.14 VirtualBox solved the problem.

In Wary 5.2.1 going back to 4.0.12 guest additions solved the mouse problem, but now the screen size is not identified correctly. Even though the size is correct in xorg.conf, the size used is different.
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zenn

Joined: 05 Mar 2012
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PostPosted: Sun 13 May 2012, 12:32    Post subject:  

Hi everyone, my first post in the forum. Very Happy Been using Wary for some time, decided to try virtualizing Puppy but I can't take 800x600 res on a 1920x1080 screen if Guest Additions is not installed. I can confirm what SFR said here http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=590125#590125 works for me. So I decided to briefly share what I did.

My setup: Win7x64 host, Puppy 5.2.0 guest, VirtualBox 4.1.14.77440

1. I got my Puppy 5.2.0 image from here as I didn't want to install Lucid Puppy from scratch:
http://virtualboxes.org/images/puppy-linux/
2. Downloaded lupu_devx_520.sfs & kernel_src_L4-2.6.33.2-patched.sfs from here:
ftp://distro.ibiblio.org/puppylinux/pet-packages-lucid/
3. I got my sfs_load-1.9.4.pet from here and used it to load both of the sfs above:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=64354
4. VBox Menu: Devices -> CD/DVD Devices -> VBoxGuestAdditions.iso
5. After installation of Guest Additions, I added the following code to .xinitrc
Code:
/usr/bin/VBoxClient --clipboard
/usr/bin/VBoxClient --display
/usr/bin/VBoxClient --seamless

after the line . /etc/rc.d/BOOTCONFIG. I got the code from /opt/VBoxGuestAdditions-4.1.14/bin/VBoxClient-all

After rebooting, the shared clipboard and seamless mode works. However, the autoresizing doesn't. Neither does restarting the guest Puppy's X server after resizing the window. I'm fine with it as I usually use the Xorg wizard to run Puppy at 1440x900. If I want to, I can use Xorg wizard to run Puppy at 1920x1080. It'll appear in windowed mode and then I'll use VirtualBox to switch to fullscreen. Oh and I also disabled mouse integration.
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mdisaster2

Joined: 22 Dec 2006
Posts: 107
Location: Rome, Italy

PostPosted: Tue 01 Jan 2013, 05:53    Post subject:  

Just an update: I tested Fatdog64 6.11 under Virtualbox 4.2.6 and now mouse integration works like a charm, even without the Guest Additions.

Actually I just realized that not only the mouse is not broken anymore, but now the mouse cursor moves seamlessly between host and guest, it is not necessary to to disable mouse integration from the virtualbox pulldown menu or mess around with the capture key. This is downright awesome, and hopefully it will be backported to other puppies as well Cool
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stoneguy

Joined: 30 Sep 2007
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PostPosted: Fri 18 Jan 2013, 22:50    Post subject:  

Using Precise 5.4.3 in VBox 4.2.6 with guest additions, a solution appears to be to disable mouse integration for the Puppy VM with
Code:
VBoxManage modifyvm "your-vm-name" --mouse ps2

HostKey-I will let you toggle moving the cursor in or out of the captured state.

You can resize the VMs window as well.
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