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Haiku on a VMM: solve the mouse jitters

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I got Alpha1 working under both Q (Qemu for OSX) and Virtualbox. No networking and I haven’t tested sound yet. But the install (from physical CD) went buttery smooth in both cases.
However, both were unusable because the mouse pointer jumped erratically between Host and Guest OS.
However, the mouse I use on my iMac is the one that comes with the Wacom Graphire4 pad. Cordless, induction-powered, no batteries, only works on the pad. So today I bought a bottom-of-the range Logitech USB mouse, plugged it into the Mac and the problem was solved. Also, OSX doesn’t mind having more than one pointing device attached, so there is no need for plugging and unplugging the two all day.
Moral of the story, if something that should work, doesn’t, drop the hardware complexity level a step or two.

I got HaikuR1Alpha1 working under both Q (Qemu for OSX) and Virtualbox, using Mac OSX as the Host OS. The installation (from physical CD) went buttery smooth in both cases. However, both were unusable because the mouse pointer jumped erratically between Host and Guest OS.

However, the mouse I use on my iMac is the one that comes with the Wacom Graphire4 pad. Cordless, induction-powered, no batteries, only works on the pad. So today I bought a bottom-of-the range Logitech USB mouse, plugged it into the Mac and the problem was solved. Also, OSX doesn’t mind having more than one pointing device attached, so there is no need for plugging and unplugging the two all day.

Moral of the story, if something that should work, doesn’t, drop the hardware complexity level a step or two.

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