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Double mouse cursor in Guest !

Postby vincen » 4. Nov 2015, 16:00

Hi

I ust installed an Ubuntu 14.04 guest in phpVirtualbox 4.3.12 in Freenas 9.3. Guest additions have been installed but I have an issue with mouse ! I have always two cursors not moving at same spped and it's f*cking boring to use :( Any ideas what's wrong ?

Thanks,

Vincèn
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Re: Double mouse cursor in Guest !

Postby mpack » 4. Nov 2015, 17:28

Install the Guest Additions in the guest. See the user manual chapter 4 for details. If you still assert that the GAs have already been installed then provide a VM log file: with the VM fully shut down, right click and "Show Log" in the GUI, save "VBox.log" (ONLY) to a zip, and attach the zip here.
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Re: Double mouse cursor in Guest !

Postby vincen » 4. Nov 2015, 17:30

Sorry if I didn't mention it in my first message but for sure guest additions are installed and in fact problem is there since I installed them :(
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Re: Double mouse cursor in Guest !

Postby mpack » 4. Nov 2015, 17:36

I think you should read to the end of my previous post.
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Re: Double mouse cursor in Guest !

Postby vincen » 4. Nov 2015, 17:52

oups here is log file of a complete session (start the VM with OS booting, then shutdown of the guest os).
vbox.log.zip
vbox.log
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Re: Double mouse cursor in Guest !

Postby mpack » 4. Nov 2015, 18:17

As I suspected, I see that the GAs ISO has been mounted in the VM, but I see no evidence that you ever ran the installer. Please read the chapter in the user manual which describes rather nicely how to install the GAs in a Linux guest.
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Re: Double mouse cursor in Guest !

Postby vincen » 4. Nov 2015, 18:29

confused here as I installed them by the package manager of Ubuntu by adding the correct repo (I tried first with the iso but it didn't work) ! And since I installed them I have normal video resolution and no more low resolution so they are installed no ??
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Re: Double mouse cursor in Guest !

Postby mpack » 4. Nov 2015, 18:36

I don't see the GAs announce themselves in the log, which means they have not been installed.
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Re: Double mouse cursor in Guest !

Postby vincen » 5. Nov 2015, 08:15

Thanks for help but then I'm stuck as install from the ISO doesn't work on my stock Ubuntu 14.04 64 bits. It fails installing kernel modules unless I have installed kernel packages and fails for graphic driver (Unknown X system). I tried different things I found on Internet but without much success :(
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Re: Double mouse cursor in Guest !

Postby mpack » 5. Nov 2015, 11:15

If you want help then I'll need a more precise description of the errors than that.

And did you did the read the user manual sections on the subject that I referred you to?
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Re: Double mouse cursor in Guest !

Postby Perryg » 5. Nov 2015, 14:59

Needed packages as follows:
    dkms build-essential linux-headers-$(uname -r)
This error "fails for graphic driver (Unknown X system)" means you need to use a newer version of VirtualBox ( one that supports the version of X you have ).
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Re: Double mouse cursor in Guest !

Postby vincen » 5. Nov 2015, 17:16

mpack wrote:If you want help then I'll need a more precise description of the errors than that.
And did you did the read the user manual sections on the subject that I referred you to?

I have read the manual but it didn't help me more: I'll try again and post you errors messages for investigation !

Perryg wrote:Needed packages as follows:
    dkms build-essential linux-headers-$(uname -r)
This error "fails for graphic driver (Unknown X system)" means you need to use a newer version of VirtualBox ( one that supports the version of X you have ).

I can't upgrade virtualbox as it's phpVirtualBox in a jail in FreeNAS (4.3.12 OSE). Perhaps I should install an older version of Ubuntu. Which version would fit well with that version of Virtualbox ?

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Re: Double mouse cursor in Guest !

Postby vincen » 9. Nov 2015, 09:27

No ideas what I can do ? Install old version of Ubuntu so Guest additions are able to install correctly ?
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