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Andrea-110
Hi

I occasionally have this strange mouse issue in VirtualBox.

Running an update version of Fedora 25 with GNOME and wayland. (64 bit)
Most recent VirtualBox 5.1.22
Guest Windows 10 with Guest Additions Installed.

Sometimes the mouse partially stops working and the only way to reset it I've found is to power off
the guest.

When I say partially I mean

1) mouse pointer still moves
3) it can be used to trigger the GNOME task switcher (top left corner)
4) no other control responds to clicks

As soon as the Guest stops, everything starts working again.

Keyboard still works and this is what I use to gracefully shut down the guest.

Somehow the mouse click event is trapped by Virtual Box and cannot be used.

I know it makes little sense, but this is my best description at the moment.

Andrea
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Re: Strange mouse issue in VirtualBox

Ed Greshko
On 05/08/17 04:09, andrea wrote:

> Hi
>
> I occasionally have this strange mouse issue in VirtualBox.
>
> Running an update version of Fedora 25 with GNOME and wayland. (64 bit)
> Most recent VirtualBox 5.1.22
> Guest Windows 10 with Guest Additions Installed.
>
> Sometimes the mouse partially stops working and the only way to reset
> it I've found is to power off the guest.
>
> When I say partially I mean
>
> 1) mouse pointer still moves
> 3) it can be used to trigger the GNOME task switcher (top left corner)
> 4) no other control responds to clicks
>
> As soon as the Guest stops, everything starts working again.
>
> Keyboard still works and this is what I use to gracefully shut down
> the guest.
>
> Somehow the mouse click event is trapped by Virtual Box and cannot be
> used.
>
> I know it makes little sense, but this is my best description at the
> moment.

The first question I would ask myself is, "does this behavior also occur
if I run GNOME-X11 in the host system?".

P.S.  I dislike the changes to the list software which now requires me to use "Reply List".  I keep forgetting that.  :-(


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Re: Strange mouse issue in VirtualBox

Andrea-110
On 08/05/17 02:55, Ed Greshko wrote:
> On 05/08/17 04:09, andrea wrote:
>
> The first question I would ask myself is, "does this behavior also occur
> if I run GNOME-X11 in the host system?".
>

Things are getting clearer.

Only happens in wayland and it only affects XWayland applications.
So Firefox, Thunderbird, VirtualBox stop receiving mouse event, but GNOME Terminal, window
decorations, software, rythmbox still work.

I found as well a big report

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1358700

Andrea

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Re: Strange mouse issue in VirtualBox

Tom Horsley-5
I wonder if it is remotely related to this bug?

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1350390

If I happen to cross over a virt-viewer window on my way
to some other window, the virt-viewer keeps the keyboard
focus. (Probably not the same, other than obviously
screwed up grabbing in some app).
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Re: Strange mouse issue in VirtualBox

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On 06/17/2017 01:17 PM, Tom Horsley wrote:

> I wonder if it is remotely related to this bug?
>
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1350390
>
> If I happen to cross over a virt-viewer window on my way
> to some other window, the virt-viewer keeps the keyboard
> focus. (Probably not the same, other than obviously
> screwed up grabbing in some app).
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Sorry to say this, but VBox taints the kernel, so if you end up having
kernel ooops or panics, you will not be able to file a bug.
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Re: Strange mouse issue in VirtualBox

Samuel Sieb
On 06/17/2017 12:26 PM, JD wrote:
> On 06/17/2017 01:17 PM, Tom Horsley wrote:
>> I wonder if it is remotely related to this bug?
>>
>> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1350390
>>
>> If I happen to cross over a virt-viewer window on my way
>> to some other window, the virt-viewer keeps the keyboard
>> focus. (Probably not the same, other than obviously
>> screwed up grabbing in some app).

> Sorry to say this, but VBox taints the kernel, so if you end up having
> kernel ooops or panics, you will not be able to file a bug.

How is that comment relevant?  virt-viewer has nothing to do with
virtualbox.  It's the application you use to access qemu/kvm virtual
machines.
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Re: Strange mouse issue in VirtualBox

Samuel Sieb
On 06/17/2017 01:31 PM, Samuel Sieb wrote:

> On 06/17/2017 12:26 PM, JD wrote:
>> On 06/17/2017 01:17 PM, Tom Horsley wrote:
>>> I wonder if it is remotely related to this bug?
>>>
>>> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1350390
>>>
>>> If I happen to cross over a virt-viewer window on my way
>>> to some other window, the virt-viewer keeps the keyboard
>>> focus. (Probably not the same, other than obviously
>>> screwed up grabbing in some app).
>
>> Sorry to say this, but VBox taints the kernel, so if you end up having
>> kernel ooops or panics, you will not be able to file a bug.
>
> How is that comment relevant?  virt-viewer has nothing to do with
> virtualbox.  It's the application you use to access qemu/kvm virtual
> machines.

Oh, I see.  The original subject was about virtualbox, but the message
you quoted wasn't.
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Re: Strange mouse issue in VirtualBox

Andrea-110
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On 17/06/17 20:17, Tom Horsley wrote:

> I wonder if it is remotely related to this bug?
>
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1350390
>
> If I happen to cross over a virt-viewer window on my way
> to some other window, the virt-viewer keeps the keyboard
> focus. (Probably not the same, other than obviously
> screwed up grabbing in some app).
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That bugreport does not mention wayland or not.

But I get as well the keyboard problem, but it is much less sever as no other app is affected and a
simple focus switch fixes it.

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