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Date:      Mon, 07 Dec 2015 15:49:11 +1300
From:      Erwin Pacua <erwin.pacua@gmail.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Mouse & Keyboard not working in Virtual Box VM
Message-ID:  <n42s3d$ujr$1@ger.gmane.org>
References:  <010EFC12-FD25-4A04-B042-9B0C95478C03@gmail.com>

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John Aten wrote:

> Hello all,
> 
> I am completely new to FreeBSD. I recently downloaded the FreeBSD
> 10.2-RELEASE virtual machine image for Virtual Box. I am running Virtual
> Box 4.3.30 on Mac OSX 10.6.8. (There are newer versions of Virtual Box,
> which require a newer version of OSX than I am running, thus I haven't
> been able to upgrade) Everything seemed to go well, until I tried to get a
> window manager working. I installed the Enlightenment desktop in my
> regular user account, but when it starts the mouse and keyboard do not
> work. The same happens in whatever basic window manager comes up in the
> root account.
> 
> The X log says that since 'hotplugging' is on, these devices will be
> disabled:
> 
> [   429.942] (**) |-->Input Device "Mouse0"
> [   429.943] (WW) Hotplugging is on, devices using drivers 'kbd', 'mouse'
> [   or 'vmmouse' will be disabled. 429.943] (WW) Disabling Mouse0
> [   432.737] (II) config/devd: adding input device (null) (/dev/sysmouse)
> [   432.737] (II) LoadModule: "mouse"
> [   432.738] (II) Loading /usr/local/lib/xorg/modules/input/mouse_drv.so
> [   432.742] (II) Module mouse: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
> [   432.742] (II) UnloadModule: "mouse"
> [   432.742] (II) Unloading mouse
> [   432.742] (EE) Failed to load module "mouse" (module requirement
> [   mismatch, 0) 432.743] (EE) No input driver matching `mouse'
> [   432.777] (II) config/devd: adding input device Mouse (/dev/psm0)
> [   432.777] (II) LoadModule: "mouse"
> [   432.778] (II) Loading /usr/local/lib/xorg/modules/input/mouse_drv.so
> [   432.779] (II) Module mouse: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
> [   432.779] (II) UnloadModule: "mouse"
> [   432.779] (II) Unloading mouse
> [   432.779] (EE) Failed to load module "mouse" (module requirement
> [   mismatch, 0) 432.779] (EE) No input driver matching `mouse'
> [   429.942] (**) |-->Input Device "Keyboard0"
> [   429.943] (WW) Disabling Keyboard0
> 
> I have found several articles and forum threads that deal with this, and
> similar issues, but none of the fixes seem to work, and many involve other
> issues that I am not having.
> 
> I installed the virtualbox guest additions from ports, and from looking at
> various sources around the internet, I placed the following in rc.conf:
> 
> ifconfig_em0="DHCP"
> 
> vboxguest_enable="YES"
> vboxservice_enable="YES"
> 
> mouse_enable="YES"
> 
> hald_enable="YES"
> dbus_enable="YES"
> 
> It appears I do not have hald installed; when I run `service hald start`,
> I get an error that says hald does not exist. I read somewhere that hald
> is deprecated, anyway, so I'm not sure that getting it running is the
> answer. Before I read that, though, I did add the suggested
> /usr/local/etc/hal/fdi/policy called 90-vboxguest.fdi file recommended
> from here:
> http://technologytales.com/2014/03/02/installing-freebsd-in-a-virtualbox-virtual-machine/
> .
> 
> I don't know if maybe I have a problem with the guest additions install; I
> don't see how this would produce the problem, but I do get the following
> warnings in /var/log/messages:
> 
> Dec  4 22:31:06  kernel: ACPI APIC Table: <VBOX   VBOXAPIC>
> Dec  4 22:31:06  kernel: acpi0: <VBOX VBOXXSDT> on motherboard
> Dec  4 22:31:06  kernel: cd0: <VBOX CD-ROM 1.0> Removable CD-ROM SCSI
> device
> Dec  4 22:31:06  kernel: ada0: <VBOX HARDDISK 1.0> ATA-6 device
> Dec  4 22:31:06  kernel: KLD vboxguest.ko: depends on kernel - not
> available or version mismatch
> Dec  4 22:31:07  root: /etc/rc: WARNING: failed to start vboxservice
> Dec  5 06:49:29  kernel: ACPI APIC Table: <VBOX   VBOXAPIC>
> Dec  5 06:49:29  kernel: acpi0: <VBOX VBOXXSDT> on motherboard
> Dec  5 06:49:29  kernel: cd0: <VBOX CD-ROM 1.0> Removable CD-ROM SCSI
> device
> Dec  5 06:49:29  kernel: ada0: <VBOX HARDDISK 1.0> ATA-6 device
> Dec  5 06:49:29  kernel: KLD vboxguest.ko: depends on kernel - not
> available or version mismatch
> Dec  5 06:49:31  root: /etc/rc: WARNING: failed to start vboxservice
> Dec  5 07:27:14  kernel: ACPI APIC Table: <VBOX   VBOXAPIC>
> Dec  5 07:27:14  kernel: acpi0: <VBOX VBOXXSDT> on motherboard
> Dec  5 07:27:14  kernel: cd0: <VBOX CD-ROM 1.0> Removable CD-ROM SCSI
> device
> Dec  5 07:27:14  kernel: ada0: <VBOX HARDDISK 1.0> ATA-6 device
> Dec  5 07:27:14  kernel: KLD vboxguest.ko: depends on kernel - not
> available or version mismatch
> Dec  5 07:27:16  root: /etc/rc: WARNING: failed to start vboxservice
> Dec  5 07:33:31  kernel: ACPI APIC Table: <VBOX   VBOXAPIC>
> Dec  5 07:33:31  kernel: acpi0: <VBOX VBOXXSDT> on motherboard
> Dec  5 07:33:31  kernel: cd0: <VBOX CD-ROM 1.0> Removable CD-ROM SCSI
> device
> Dec  5 07:33:31  kernel: ada0: <VBOX HARDDISK 1.0> ATA-6 device
> Dec  5 07:33:31  kernel: KLD vboxguest.ko: depends on kernel - not
> available or version mismatch
> Dec  5 07:33:33  root: /etc/rc: WARNING: failed to start vboxservice
> Dec  5 18:04:52  kernel: ACPI APIC Table: <VBOX   VBOXAPIC>
> Dec  5 18:04:52  kernel: acpi0: <VBOX VBOXXSDT> on motherboard
> Dec  5 18:04:52  kernel: cd0: <VBOX CD-ROM 1.0> Removable CD-ROM SCSI
> device
> Dec  5 18:04:52  kernel: ada0: <VBOX HARDDISK 1.0> ATA-6 device
> Dec  5 18:04:52  kernel: KLD vboxguest.ko: depends on kernel - not
> available or version mismatch
> Dec  5 18:04:55  root: /etc/rc: WARNING: failed to start vboxservice
> 
> After installing Enlightenment, I ran X -configure, and also added some
> lines to xorg.conf in accordance with suggestions from the internet. My
> current xorg.conf (I added both "AutoAddDevices" lines, and the entire
> ServerFlags section):
> 
> Section "ServerLayout"
> Identifier     "X.org Configured"
> Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
> InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
> InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
> Option	"AutoAddDevices" "False"
> EndSection
> 
> Section "ServerFlags"
> Option "AutoAddDevices" "False"
> EndSection
> 
> Section "Files"
> ModulePath   "/usr/local/lib/xorg/modules"
> FontPath     "/usr/local/share/fonts/misc/"
> FontPath     "/usr/local/share/fonts/TTF/"
> FontPath     "/usr/local/share/fonts/OTF/"
> FontPath     "/usr/local/share/fonts/Type1/"
> FontPath     "/usr/local/share/fonts/100dpi/"
> FontPath     "/usr/local/share/fonts/75dpi/"
> EndSection
> 
> Section "Module"
> Load  "glx"
> EndSection
> 
> Section "InputDevice"
> Identifier  "Keyboard0"
> Driver      "kbd"
> EndSection
> 
> Section "InputDevice"
> Identifier  "Mouse0"
> Driver      "vboxmouse"
> EndSection
> 
> Section "Monitor"
> Identifier   "Monitor0"
> VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
> ModelName    "Monitor Model"
> EndSection
> 
> Section "Device"
>         ### Available Driver options are:-
>         ### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
>         ### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz",
>         ### <percent>: "<f>%"
>         ### [arg]: arg optional
> Identifier  "Card0"
> Driver      "vboxvideo"
> BusID       "PCI:0:2:0"
> EndSection
> 
> Section "Screen"
> Identifier "Screen0"
> Device     "Card0"
> Monitor    "Monitor0"
> SubSection "Display"
> Viewport   0 0
> Depth     1
> EndSubSection
> SubSection "Display"
> Viewport   0 0
> Depth     4
> EndSubSection
> SubSection "Display"
> Viewport   0 0
> Depth     8
> EndSubSection
> SubSection "Display"
> Viewport   0 0
> Depth     15
> EndSubSection
> SubSection "Display"
> Viewport   0 0
> Depth     16
> EndSubSection
> SubSection "Display"
> Viewport   0 0
> Depth     24
> EndSubSection
> EndSection
> 
> I am pretty sure that this is all that I have altered in the course of
> working on this problem, but it is easy to lose track. It seems that I
> have to somehow turn 'hotplugging' off, but I have not been able to find
> out how to successfully do this, and I have no idea what to do next. I
> would very much appreciate any insight on this problem.
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> Option	"AutoAddDevices" "False"
PCBSD is working fine without this line

> Dec  4 22:31:06  kernel: KLD vboxguest.ko: depends on kernel - not
> available or version mismatch
how about reinstalling virtualbox-ose-additions which provides vboxguest. 
Then unload/reload the module back, or restart?

> mouse_enable="YES"
it's moused. I don't have that line and mouse under X is working fine, 
though.

output of
pkg info | grep 'xf86-input-' 
would be helpful.

Hope it helps.






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