FreeBSD works well as a guest in VirtualBox™. The virtualization software is available for most common operating systems, including FreeBSD itself.
The VirtualBox™ guest additions provide support for:
Mouse pointer integration.
Host time synchronization.
These commands are run in the FreeBSD guest.
First, install the emulators/virtualbox-ose-additions package or port in the FreeBSD guest. This will install the port:
cd /usr/ports/emulators/virtualbox-ose-additions && make install clean
Add these lines to
Xorg will automatically recognize
vboxvideo driver. It can also be
manually entered in
Section "Device" Identifier "Card0" Driver "vboxvideo" VendorName "InnoTek Systemberatung GmbH" BoardName "VirtualBox Graphics Adapter" EndSection
To use the
vboxmouse driver, adjust the
mouse section in
Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Mouse0" Driver "vboxmouse" EndSection
HAL users should create the following
or copy it from
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <!-- # Sun VirtualBox # Hal driver description for the vboxmouse driver # $Id: chapter.xml,v 1.33 2012-03-17 04:53:52 eadler Exp $ Copyright (C) 2008-2009 Sun Microsystems, Inc. This file is part of VirtualBox Open Source Edition (OSE, as available from http://www.virtualbox.org. This file is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) as published by the Free Software Foundation, in version 2 as it comes in the "COPYING" file of the VirtualBox OSE distribution. VirtualBox OSE is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY of any kind. Please contact Sun Microsystems, Inc., 4150 Network Circle, Santa Clara, CA 95054 USA or visit http://www.sun.com if you need additional information or have any questions. --> <deviceinfo version="0.2"> <device> <match key="info.subsystem" string="pci"> <match key="info.product" string="VirtualBox guest Service"> <append key="info.capabilities" type="strlist">input</append> <append key="info.capabilities" type="strlist">input.mouse</append> <merge key="input.x11_driver" type="string">vboxmouse</merge> <merge key="input.device" type="string">/dev/vboxguest</merge> </match> </match> </device> </deviceinfo>