Invisible Mouse Pointer

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Invisible Mouse Pointer

Postby w00dy » 9. Apr 2009, 16:11

Hey,

i have a problem with the new VB 2.2 version.

After installing an new Ubuntu 8.10 version as a VM and installing the VAs everything works great.
Now if i want to activate the Opengl-mode all 3D-functions are working but my mouse pointer is invisible.
But it is possible to click the menu and everything else in ubuntu...the only problem is the invisible mouse pointer.

Do you have the same problem, are there any solutions for this problem?

thx for hlp.

greetz
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Re: Invisible Mouse Pointer

Postby Sasquatch » 9. Apr 2009, 17:23

Try a reboot or log out and back in, see how that goes. Sometimes you can just minimize the Guest window and the pointer will come back. I had it today too on one of my VMs, rebooted it, got the pointer back.
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Re: Invisible Mouse Pointer

Postby w00dy » 9. Apr 2009, 17:34

no sorry, thats not the answer... still invisible.
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Re: Invisible Mouse Pointer

Postby Sasquatch » 9. Apr 2009, 19:41

So at the moment you enabled 3D, it's a problem? Then don't use it :P. You might want to try to install the GA again. Might work.
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Re: Invisible Mouse Pointer

Postby Perryg » 9. Apr 2009, 19:59

Might want to check the amount of video memory you are assigning in VBox to the guest. I have gotten it to work as low as 64 Meg but it is much smoother with 128. Might also want to post you config. from host and guest as well. Makes it easier to see what the problems are.
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Re: Invisible Mouse Pointer

Postby Leonid » 9. Apr 2009, 20:16

Enable mouse pointer integration.
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Re: Invisible Mouse Pointer

Postby Sasquatch » 9. Apr 2009, 22:51

My VM runs smooth with Compiz-Fusion on 12 MB VRAM. Mouse is visible.
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Re: Invisible Mouse Pointer

Postby ToGe » 17. Apr 2009, 01:14

I had the same problem as you did, w00dy. I installed Ubuntu 8.10 in VirtualBox 2.2.0 r45846 on a Windows Vista 64 host. The mouse worked fine until I installed the Guest Extensions. Then the mouse pointer allways disapeared during startup; between the point where I could see the desktop background image and the point I heard the startup sound. The mouse worked well, I just could not see the mouse pointer.

Disabling the 3D support helped for me: Now the mouse works properly. To me, this seems like a bug.
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Re: Invisible Mouse Pointer

Postby richardg891 » 24. Apr 2009, 00:11

I agree. Windows Vista host and ubuntu Jaunty guest: No mouse pointer integration; and no visible mouse pointer if 3D effects running.
But: Linux Host (Mint 6 in my case) and linux guest (Fluxbox CE version of Mint) all works flawlessly.
And: Windows Vista Host and Windows 2000 guest - again, all works flawlessly (but only with 2.1.4 guest additions as 2.2.0 guest additions removes networking somehow - read somewhere on the forum there's no DHCP server set up in 2.2.0).
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Re: Invisible Mouse Pointer

Postby Perryg » 24. Apr 2009, 00:14

You should not need to do this but it might help. Try adding this to your xorg.conf and see if the mouse works as it should.

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Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier  "vboxmouse"
        Driver          "vboxmouse"
        Option          "CorePointer"
        Option          "Device"        "/dev/input/mice"
EndSection
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Re: Invisible Mouse Pointer

Postby grinnbearit » 26. Apr 2009, 12:38

Works beautifully, thanks :)
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Re: Invisible Mouse Pointer

Postby olaf.dietsche » 17. Feb 2014, 02:09

I had the same problem with Virtualbox 4.1.12 on a Ubuntu 12.04 system. The guest system is another Ubuntu system with a custom built kernel. The mouse pointer was working properly (i.e. I could click on buttons, select menus, ...), but I couldn't see it.

In my case, I solved the problem by including the psmouse module

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Device Drivers -> Input device support -> Mice -> PS/2 mouse


With the psmouse module included, I can see the mouse pointer again.
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Re: Invisible Mouse Pointer

Postby MrSerge » 19. Dec 2014, 16:38

In the Oracle VM VirtualBox Manager

Under Settings/System

Ensure that the pointing device is set to PS/2 Mouse
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Re: Invisible Mouse Pointer

Postby tgp1994 » 30. Dec 2014, 18:40

Almost six years later, I'm currently experiencing the same issue as OP. I'm trying to run a Windows XP guest (on Windows 8) with 3D enabled, and mouse integration disabled since it does not work well in 3D applications. My cursor disappears when I attempt to use the previous configuration. If integration is enabled, then the cursor is visible, although yet again, 3d applications interpret its position is a very strange way. This appears to be true regardless of if the mouse mode is set to usb table or PS/2.

EDIT: I'd like to add, I'm running Virtualbox 4.3.20 with the same guest editions installed.
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Re: Invisible Mouse Pointer

Postby AnrDaemon » 31. Dec 2014, 19:36

D3DCursor.png
This one, I suppose?
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