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Date:      Mon, 7 Dec 2015 19:16:52 -0600
From:      John Aten <>
To:        Warren Block <>
Subject:   Re: Mouse & Keyboard not working in Virtual Box VM
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On Dec 7, 2015, at 8:18 AM, Warren Block wrote:

> On Sun, 6 Dec 2015, John Aten wrote:
>> I would love to provide the output of pkg info | grep 'xf86-input-' , =
but unfortunately I totally destroyed the vm I was working in. When I =
first tried to install guest additions from ports, I got an error that =
said the source code was unavailable. When I got the source through SVN, =
I messed up and got a different version than the one I was running. I =
then installed the guest additions, so it appears that this messed =
things up somehow, unless I made some other error. I followed Colin =
House's suggestion to buildworld & buildkernel, following the =
instructions in the handbook, but somehow messed everything up; after =
that the VM wouldn't boot at all, so I decided to just start over.
> Probably an error with mergemaster.  That could be repaired, given =
> As far as VirtualBox, yes, the guest additions kernel module needs to =
be built against the running code.  Once that is done, the Handbook =
section on VirtualBox shows X configuration:
> =

These are the instructions I followed.=20

> The Handbook general Xorg configuration section has been rewritten =
> =

I did miss this one; I'll take a look at it when I get to setting up X =
on my new vm.

Thanks for the info and links.


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