Mouse Scroll Wheel Doesn’t Work in Fedora 17 in VirtualBox 4.1.10
March 27, 2012 6 Comments
I installed Fedora 17 alpha (KDE as my desktop environment) in VirtualBox but the mouse scroll wheel didn’t work. It was a regular two-button mouse with a scroll wheel. I had also installed VirtualBox Guest Additions. Thanks to Scroll wheel in debian guest after updating virtualbox from 3.x to 4.x, I was able to get the scroll wheel to work.
Now make sure 50-vmmouse.conf looks like the following.
Section "InputClass" Identifier "vmmouse" MatchIsPointer "on" MatchTag "vmmouse" Driver "vmmouse" Option "Buttons" "5" Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5" EndSection
Save file and quit vim. Reboot the machine and your mouse wheel should now work.
Remember to re-install VirtualBox Guest Additions (VBGA) after updating your kernel and then reboot. Otherwise the wheel stops working until you re-install VBGA.