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Re: ArcaOS, VirtualBox, and mouse freezes
« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2022, 03:21:45 pm »
Remy,
What video resolution are you using?
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Re: ArcaOS, VirtualBox, and mouse freezes
« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2022, 06:53:23 pm »
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Re: ArcaOS, VirtualBox, and mouse freezes
« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2022, 01:49:42 am »
Remy,
Under virtualbox using the VB Guest Additions, the video driver is a customized version of gengradd. Which video driver are you using? Can you switch to one of the other available drivers?
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Re: ArcaOS, VirtualBox, and mouse freezes
« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2022, 02:44:00 pm »
Remy,
Under virtualbox using the VB Guest Additions, the video driver is a customized version of gengradd. Which video driver are you using? Can you switch to one of the other available drivers?
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Hi Benni,

As I wrote, I don't use VB
I directly boot into ArcaOS, no VB

It looks more like the problem is related to usb access...
but I didn't identify the real case making the freeze occur for a few seconds and difficult to reproduce due it is from time to time and sometime, nothing for a few days and then again...
I also suspected a keyboard or mouse temporary problem (like a key sending a pushed state which prevent them other keys or mouse to well works - unify keyboard and mouse in my case) and to exclude them, despite both worked well under windows, I bought a new keyboard and mouse and my first impression was, it was the culprit but after a few days, freeze occurred again making me exclude both devices from investigation...
Q: could a running daemon or widget be the culprit ?  :-\

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Re: ArcaOS, VirtualBox, and mouse freezes
« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2022, 03:17:23 pm »
Remy,
It certainly could be a conflict with some background process like a widget. When the mouse freezes, is the rest of the system working? Can you use the keyboard, for example? If so, can you run Top to see what activity shows up in the list?
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Re: ArcaOS, VirtualBox, and mouse freezes
« Reply #20 on: February 15, 2022, 11:45:54 pm »
Remy,
It certainly could be a conflict with some background process like a widget. When the mouse freezes, is the rest of the system working? Can you use the keyboard, for example? If so, can you run Top to see what activity shows up in the list?
Bennie

My keyboard works with my mouse on the same usb unify dongle.

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Re: ArcaOS, VirtualBox, and mouse freezes
« Reply #21 on: February 16, 2022, 04:59:14 am »
So when the mouse freeze occurs, have you tried running Top or the testlog program?

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Re: ArcaOS, VirtualBox, and mouse freezes
« Reply #22 on: February 16, 2022, 06:46:31 pm »
So when the mouse freeze occurs, have you tried running Top or the testlog program?

Of course not possible !
Keyboard uses same unify dongle as my mouse and both are unusable


(freeze seems more to be in relation with usb...) 

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Re: ArcaOS, VirtualBox, and mouse freezes
« Reply #23 on: February 16, 2022, 11:43:05 pm »
Have you tried unplugging the dongle and plugging it back in?

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Re: ArcaOS, VirtualBox, and mouse freezes
« Reply #24 on: February 17, 2022, 12:00:15 am »
Have you tried unplugging the dongle and plugging it back in?

Of couse, one of the first thing to try..

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Re: ArcaOS, VirtualBox, and mouse freezes
« Reply #25 on: February 17, 2022, 06:16:48 pm »
So why do you need the USB dongle?

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Re: ArcaOS, VirtualBox, and mouse freezes
« Reply #26 on: February 17, 2022, 09:17:49 pm »
Remy,
It certainly could be a conflict with some background process like a widget. When the mouse freezes, is the rest of the system working? Can you use the keyboard, for example? If so, can you run Top to see what activity shows up in the list?
Bennie

My keyboard works with my mouse on the same usb unify dongle.

Here you have the answer

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Re: ArcaOS, VirtualBox, and mouse freezes
« Reply #27 on: February 18, 2022, 03:57:52 pm »
Remy,
Do you mean the keyboard keeps working when the mouse freeze occurs, or the keyboard also freezes when the mouse freezes?
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Re: ArcaOS, VirtualBox, and mouse freezes
« Reply #28 on: February 18, 2022, 08:34:10 pm »
Remy,
Do you mean the keyboard keeps working when the mouse freeze occurs, or the keyboard also freezes when the mouse freezes?
Bennie

As I wrote, I bought a new keyboard and mouse due nothing worked during freeze  (this is why I suspect possible driver conflict)

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Re: ArcaOS, VirtualBox, and mouse freezes
« Reply #29 on: February 19, 2022, 03:01:17 am »
I keep reading this, and one question keeps popping into my mind:

Are you trying to use a real mouse, and keyboard, in VBox with USB passthrough support, or are you doing it properly, and using the host mouse, and keyboard?