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I'm using ubuntu in virtualbox and cannot scroll. What can I do?

EDIT: My host is Windows 7. I'm using a laptop (Lenovo ThinkPad X201s) and I'm trying to scroll not with a mouse wheel but with the red dot which function as a mouse.

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What is your "host" operating system? – 8128 Jan 22 '11 at 15:11
Did you install guest additions? – ulidtko Jan 22 '11 at 15:19
@flute: My host is Windows 7. Just added it to my question. Thanks – snakile Jan 22 '11 at 15:22
@ulidtko Yes. I installed the guest additions. – snakile Jan 22 '11 at 15:22
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Problem solved. Here's how:

  • In your host (Windows), go to the SynTP folder. Probably C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP
  • Locate the file TP4table.dat and copy it to your desktop (or to somewhere else).

locate the file

  • Open your copy of TP4table.dat and find the line marked in blue in the following screenshot (line 26, right after all the ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;).

find the marked line

  • put the following line in there: *,*,VirtualBox.exe,*,*,*,WheelStd,0,9

the new line added

  • Now replace the original TP4table.dat (in C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP) with the modified one (you can backup the original before you replace it).

  • restart your computer.

  • The thing works.
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Can You please try the instructions mentioned in the following links:

They seem to work as the problem is with Windows drivers

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Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. – Basharat Sialvi May 14 '13 at 11:53

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