Possibly OT: networking under VirtualBox

Mark mhullrich at gmail.com
Thu Oct 28 07:41:17 UTC 2010

On Wed, Oct 27, 2010 at 2:45 PM, Christopher Chan
<christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk> wrote:
> On Thursday, October 28, 2010 02:38 AM, Mark wrote:
>> 1) It can't see my on-board network, so it can't reach the internet or
>> even the local (router) network.
Fixed (works better with bridged networking...).

>> 2) It keeps finding some base hardware component that it doesn't
>> identify and can't seem to install.

Seems like installing the Guest Additions fixed this.

I wound up having to mount the extra "drives" as shared folders, which
works nicely.  I never could get my samba and VB to see eye to eye on
what's where - maybe a holdover from the VMware stuff, which is
(somehow) still partially visible, but not working.


Now whenever I open a window, the mouse goes berserk, as if I were
rapidly clicking the left button all the time.  It maximizes a window
if I try to move it, scrolls all the way to the bottom of any
scrolling display like it's stuck, or there's a right-side sticky area
like on a mousepad.  I can control this to some extent by using only
the keyboard, but wow.  I tried using the Mouse control panel applet,
but that has no effect and there's no visible settingin VB that
explains this.

Guess I'll have to read up a little more on VB, especially the command
line interface part.

Other than that, it works rather nicely.

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