using mouse middle button on ubuntu guest

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using mouse middle button on ubuntu guest

Postby BabySnakeSwe » 7. Mar 2009, 22:50

Hello!

Sorry if this is off topic or a generally silly question.

Before when i used windows host and ubuntu guest I could use the middle button on the mouse for pasting text . This is bery useful in Linux as u may know.
Now I'm using OS X host and Ubuntu guest, but this button don't work at all. Did anyone get it to work?

thanks!
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Re: using mouse middle button on ubuntu guest

Postby davenorth » 14. Apr 2009, 06:49

Best I can offer is hope: it works fine on my Debian Lenny install with no fussing at all. My shot-in-the-dark guess is ubuntu made a wrong decision in the xorg.conf and you may need to add an InputDevice section for the mouse.
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Re: using mouse middle button on ubuntu guest

Postby SlaunchaMan » 15. Apr 2009, 03:32

BabySnakeSwe wrote:Hello!

Sorry if this is off topic or a generally silly question.

Before when i used windows host and ubuntu guest I could use the middle button on the mouse for pasting text . This is bery useful in Linux as u may know.
Now I'm using OS X host and Ubuntu guest, but this button don't work at all. Did anyone get it to work?

thanks!

What's your middle button configured as under OS X? If you go to the "Keyboard & Mouse" System Preferences pane, make sure that the middle button is assigned to "Button 3." I suspect that your issue is that the Mac OS isn't sending the third button to VirtualBox since it isn't configured.
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Re: using mouse middle button on ubuntu guest

Postby BabySnakeSwe » 15. Apr 2009, 21:43

Thanks for your tips! Unfortunately i didn't get it to work yet...
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