[CentOS] Does anyone know how to get clipboard and mouse integration in Centos vm?

Wed Dec 20 12:55:00 UTC 2017
Manish Jain <bourne.identity at hotmail.com>

On 12/20/17 17:41, Wojciech Łysiak wrote:
> W dniu 20.12.2017 o 12:22, Manish Jain pisze:
>> Hi,
>> I am running a Centos 7 vm under FreeBSD, and it works very well now,
>> with KDE installed from DVD iso.
>> But there's a couple of things missing, which happens only with Centos
>> vm (Virtualbox):
>> 1) Despite clipboard sharing enabled, copy-paste just does not work
>> between host and guest
>> 2) Mouse integration does not work. So I have to repeatedly capture
>> mouse manually both in the host and in the guest.
>> If anyone could provide me tips how to tweak the above, it shall help me
>> a lot.
> Hello,
>    do you have VBox guest additions installed in your Centos VM ?
> https://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch04.html
> BR,
> Wojtek

Hi Wojtek,

Thanks for replying.

Yes, I figured that was the issue:

yum update
yum install dkms
yum groupinstall "Development Tools"
yum install kernel-devel

I then mounted the VB Guest Additions iso, ran VB's Linux script (as 
root) and now upon reboot clipboard integrates very nicely.

The mouse integration is simple - does not even need VB GA - just change 
the mouse type in VB settings from PS/2 to USB tablet.

Now everything works very nicely indeed.

Manish Jain