scroll wheel does not work in VirtualBox during LiveCD session

Bug #1043488 reported by Akhila
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linux (Ubuntu)
Expired
Medium
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ubiquity (Ubuntu)
Invalid
Undecided
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virtualbox (Ubuntu)
Expired
Undecided
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Bug Description

Scroll with a scroll wheel doesn't work on a web page opened in Quantal running on VirtualBox. To scroll down or up, one should click and drag the scroll bar accordingly.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
Package: ubiquity (not installed)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-10.10-generic 3.5.1
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-10-generic i686
ApportVersion: 2.4-0ubuntu6
Architecture: i386
Date: Thu Aug 30 00:30:09 2012
InstallCmdLine: file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu.seed boot=casper initrd=/casper/initrd.lz quiet splash -- maybe-ubiquity
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Alpha i386 (20120814.1)
ProcEnviron:
 TERM=xterm
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 LANG=kn_IN
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: ubiquity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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Akhila (akhilahegde) wrote :
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Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:
http://iso.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/reports/bugs/1043488

tags: added: iso-testing
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Dimitri John Ledkov (xnox) wrote :

Does scroll wheel work at all in VirtualBox without installing any special drivers?

Could be a bug in VirtualBox...

Cause on the installed systems scrollwheel works fine in web-browsers, including firefox.

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
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Akhila (akhilahegde) wrote :

Just to check whether it's actually a problem with VirtualBox, I tested with Oracle Enterprise Linux. There wasn't any problem.
No missing mouse pointer, no problem with the scroll wheel.

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Dimitri John Ledkov (xnox) wrote :

Does the mouse & scroll wheel work after:
* finishing the installation
* installing virtualbox-guest-dkms
* possibly installing virtualbox-guest-additions-iso

Testing with Oracle Enterprise Linux doesn't explain much: if special drivers are required inside Oracle Virtualbox, I would expect Oracle Enterprise Linux to have them included by default.

I am opening tasks against:
* linux - possibly missing driver
* virtualbox - possibly broken mouse virtualisation

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Invalid
summary: - Scroll with a scroll wheel doesn't work on a web page
+ Scroll with a scroll wheel do not work in VirtualBox during LiveCD
+ session
summary: - Scroll with a scroll wheel do not work in VirtualBox during LiveCD
- session
+ scroll wheel does not work in VirtualBox during LiveCD session
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Brad Figg (brad-figg) wrote : Missing required logs.

This bug is missing log files that will aid in diagnosing the problem. From a terminal window please run:

apport-collect 1043488

and then change the status of the bug to 'Confirmed'.

If, due to the nature of the issue you have encountered, you are unable to run this command, please add a comment stating that fact and change the bug status to 'Confirmed'.

This change has been made by an automated script, maintained by the Ubuntu Kernel Team.

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
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Akhila (akhilahegde) wrote :

Yes, the mouse and scroll wheel work perfectly fine during and after installation. I didn't install anything exclusively to make them work. Maybe, like you said, OEL could be equipped with the special drivers. I'll try and install another OS, possibly MS Windows, and check. Since I've run Quantal on VMWare Player as well, I know as a fact that these problems do not exist there, though it makes sure to bump you with one or two different issues.

Akhila (akhilahegde)
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
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Akhila (akhilahegde) wrote :

I could not collect the log files from the terminal window by executing apport-collect 1043488 as the result said I do not have launchpadlib Python module installed. When I used 'sudo apt-get install launchpadlib', it's found that the package is not available. So changing the status as suggested.

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
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Christopher M. Peñalver (penalvch) wrote :

Akhila, this bug was reported a while ago and there hasn't been any activity in it recently. We were wondering if this is still an issue? If so, could you please test for this with the latest development release of Ubuntu on your host and guest? ISO images are available from http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/current/ .

If it remains an issue, on your host, could you please run the following command in the development release from a Terminal (Applications->Accessories->Terminal), as it will automatically gather and attach updated debug information to this report:

apport-collect -p linux <replace-with-bug-number>

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Changed in virtualbox (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for virtualbox (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in virtualbox (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for linux (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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