[Invalid] Mouse only usable within single application after mouse click on RHEL 7.6 (#18124)

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Re: [Invalid] Mouse only usable within single application after mouse click on RHEL 7.6 (#18124)

Postby socratis » 3. Jan 2019, 22:11

@rpatrick00
The default template is for a USB tablet, so how come you had a PS/2 mouse emulation?
Are you sure you didn't do the opposite, i.e. switch from USB tablet to PS/2?
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Re: [Invalid] Mouse only usable within single application after mouse click on RHEL 7.6 (#18124)

Postby toracat » 4. Jan 2019, 03:00

rpatrick00 wrote:Changing the Mouse type from PS/2 to USB tablet solved the issue for me when trying to use the RedHat 7.6 installer.

The kernel bug that causes the mouse issue is indeed in the psmouse driver.
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Re: [Invalid] Mouse only usable within single application after mouse click on RHEL 7.6 (#18124)

Postby JeanR » 8. Jan 2019, 21:03

funny enough, the default template chooses different settings depending on the vm-name,
e.g. for VM names starting with debian, ubuntu or fedora, the chosen default indeed is USB-Tablet
but if the VM name starts with RHEL or CentOS the chosen default is PS/2 Mouse.
(tested on VBox 6.0 on MacOS Mojave host)

But alas, changing the mouse driver to USB-Tablet doesn't solve the problem for me
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Re: [Invalid] Mouse only usable within single application after mouse click on RHEL 7.6 (#18124)

Postby rconde01 » 11. Jan 2019, 23:10

Another trick if you get stuck on Redhat:

Ctrl-Alt-F2 (switches to a secondary screen)
Ctrl-Alt-F1 (switches back)
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Re: [Invalid] Mouse only usable within single application after mouse click on RHEL 7.6 (#18124)

Postby djkarlos » 17. Jan 2019, 12:10

JeanR wrote:But alas, changing the mouse driver to USB-Tablet doesn't solve the problem for me

Me neither
rconde01 wrote:Ctrl-Alt-F2 (switches to a secondary screen)
Ctrl-Alt-F1 (switches back)

Works for me
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Re: [Invalid] Mouse only usable within single application after mouse click on RHEL 7.6 (#18124)

Postby Aylwin » 18. Jan 2019, 13:36

+1 Thanks, @rconde01!
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Re: [Invalid] Mouse only usable within single application after mouse click on RHEL 7.6 (#18124)

Postby agilis » 18. Jan 2019, 17:44

rconde01 wrote:Another trick if you get stuck on Redhat:

Ctrl-Alt-F2 (switches to a secondary screen)
Ctrl-Alt-F1 (switches back)

I discovered these same steps when I encountered the mouse behavior problem. Just wanted to confirm that this does in fact work and it is what I use after I restart my Linux guest. Killing the --draganddrop sub processes did not work.
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Re: [Invalid] Mouse only usable within single application after mouse click on RHEL 7.6 (#18124)

Postby EaseTheWorld » 21. Jan 2019, 04:27

mouse pointer is not visible in Redhat 6 as well.(VirtualBox 6.0.2)
After change graphics controller to VBoxVGA, pointer is visible.
but mouse integration is still not working.
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Re: [Invalid] Mouse only usable within single application after mouse click on RHEL 7.6 (#18124)

Postby AcquaCow » 23. Jan 2019, 06:10

Having this same issue, but only with RHEL 7.6.

I have pointer integration and higher VGA resolutions/etc working with RHEL 6 and with 7.5 no problem.

I did have an issue when installing the guest-addons for both 6 and 7.5 though. I found that if you do a "yum install kernel-headers kernel-devel" it will grab the latest headers/devel packages and not the ones for your current running kernel.

When you run the installer for the guest additions, it doesn't error out/etc and just looks like it completes, but it never actually builds the kernel module.

If you actually specify the versions of the kernel packages when you install them, the installer does properly build the module and takes longer to run as a result, but runs properly.

I've version-locked my kernels and associated packages until the 7.6 kernel is updated.

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Re: [Invalid] Mouse only usable within single application after mouse click on RHEL 7.6 (#18124)

Postby toracat » 23. Jan 2019, 19:06

Yes, the mouse problem is associated only with the EL 7.6 kernels. The next kernel update should be out any minute now. However there is no guarantee that it has the patch that fixes the issue. I hope it does...
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Re: [Invalid] Mouse only usable within single application after mouse click on RHEL 7.6 (#18124)

Postby toracat » 29. Jan 2019, 19:23

BAD news. Red Hat just released a kernel update (kernel-3.10.0-957.5.1.el7). However it does NOT have the patch. :evil: So, the wait is a bit longer.
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Re: [Invalid] Mouse only usable within single application after mouse click on RHEL 7.6 (#18124)

Postby chrisj404 » 29. Jan 2019, 19:27

Too bad RedHat did not include the fix in their latest kernel. Just to confirm, this problem still exists in VirtualBox 6.0.4? I am still on the 5.2 branch.
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Re: [Invalid] Mouse only usable within single application after mouse click on RHEL 7.6 (#18124)

Postby toracat » 29. Jan 2019, 21:55

The issue is caused by a kernel bug. Therefore updating VirtualBox will not help in this case.
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Re: [Invalid] Mouse only usable within single application after mouse click on RHEL 7.6 (#18124)

Postby nixuser » 30. Jan 2019, 04:10

toracat wrote:BAD news. Red Hat just released a kernel update (kernel-3.10.0-957.5.1.el7). However it does NOT have the patch. :evil: So, the wait is a bit longer.


That's rather disappointing. I'm running your patched kernel 3.10.0-957.1.3.bug15570.plus.el7.x86_64.

I'll be adding exclude=kernel* to my yum.conf files to prevent regression.
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Re: [Invalid] Mouse only usable within single application after mouse click on RHEL 7.6 (#18124)

Postby AcquaCow » 30. Jan 2019, 07:28

toracat wrote:BAD news. Red Hat just released a kernel update (kernel-3.10.0-957.5.1.el7). However it does NOT have the patch. :evil: So, the wait is a bit longer.

The fix was never supposed to be in 957, it's been out for a while.

The fix is committed for kernel-3.10.0-984.el7
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