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I recently (thanks to help here) installed DSL and have it running via VirtualBox Now, when I open my DSL window, and move my mouse over the window, the mouse ...
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    Mouse not appearing in DSL


    I recently (thanks to help here) installed DSL and have it running via VirtualBox

    Now, when I open my DSL window, and move my mouse over the window, the mouse disappears! At the bottom right side of the window I see an icon of a mouse with a green arrow and, when clicked, the words Disable mouse integration in a very light grey colour, which I can not select.

    I also installed Ubuntu and opened that(also ran through VB) and the same thing with the mouse disappearing happens. Again, I see an icon of a mouse with a green arrow and this time when i click it, i can highlight disable mouse integration, and voila my mouse is back!

    But I can't seem to find my mouse on the DSL window.
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    The only reason I care about the DSL one, is cos I'm doing a small Linux course online, and DSL is the Linux system they use.

    Any help would be great thanks

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    Usually hitting the Right Ctrl key will get the mouse in VBox. DSL hasn't been maintained for 3-4 years so???

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    Aye, then when I click 'capture' nothing changes. Literally nothing :/

    'DSL hasn't been maintained for 3-4 years so???' What does this mean ?

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    'DSL hasn't been maintained for 3-4 years so???' What does this mean ?
    I'll try to answer that in my crude way. DSL uses a ancient 2.4 Linux kernel for starters. Libraries for applications are ancient also as well as the browser. Ancient kernel=less hardware support (like your mouse) hence maybe

    the words Disable mouse integration in a very light grey colour, which I can not select.

    I also installed Ubuntu and opened that(also ran through VB) and the same thing with the mouse disappearing happens. Again, I see an icon of a mouse with a green arrow and this time when i click it, i can highlight disable mouse integration, and voila my mouse is back!
    Because Ubuntu uses a newer kernel and libraries than DSL does.

    DSL has been a dead Linux distro for some time now. The currently maintained version of DSL is actually called Tiny core Linux. It uses a newer Linux kernel and the developer there was a developer for DSL that had a falling out with original DSL developer. No one is actively keeping DSL up to date with 2012 linux libraries. Hence the term "Unmaintained"

    Like I said. Just my crude way of defining something.
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