I have a virtual machine that had been build in Vbox. My Laptop OS is Windows and I build vm with Ubuntu OS in Vbox 4.3.4.

One day, I update my vbox to 4.3.6 version. After that, I don't know why, I should press right control button in order to move my mouse from Real OS to Virtual OS and conversely.

I found from several forum that I should make change to the configuration file like this:

sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf.failsafe

and then add these lines into it:

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Configured Mouse"
    Driver "vboxmouse"
    Option "CorePointer"

Furthermore, I should restart my virtual machine afterward.

In this case, Is there any easier way to enable mouse integration?


  • I come to a curiosity. Shall we reinstall the Vbox guest addition when we update the Vbox version? Commented Jan 25, 2014 at 9:40
  • That would be a very good idea.
    – Journeyman Geek
    Commented Jan 25, 2014 at 10:12

1 Answer 1


Re-install Vbox Guest Addition after updating Vbox will be one alternative solution.

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