[vbox-dev] minor patch to fix incorrect VNC key mapping

Perry Halbert phalbert at cox.net
Thu Apr 14 11:09:10 PDT 2011

I compile VirtualBox to use VNC and do not experience this problem 
myself.  Maybe it is OS specific?
I use various Debian, redhat, & SUSE based.

Ah come on Alexey, It doesn't take that long to compile unless there are 
change sets to include. ;-)


On 04/14/2011 12:41 PM, Klaus Espenlaub wrote:
> On 14.04.2011 00:02, Jonathon Moldenhauer wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Recently discovered a minor but annoying incorrect key mapping in the
>> VBoxHeadless VNC code.
>> Apparently the comma (,) is being mapped to the open-single-quote (`)
>> key scan code.
> Since we can't confirm such problems (since we're not supposed to 
> touch the libvnc code due to licensing concerns) - can someone else 
> conform that the comma key isn't working?
>> I could not find any documentation stating that this was intentional so
>> I suppose that it is a bug.
> I'm somewhat surprised that no one complained before, which is why I'm 
> asking for other opinions of other users.
>> Attached is a patch to FramebufferVNC.cpp that fixes the key mapping.
>> The patch is submitted under the MIT license.  The patch is against
>> 3.2.12_OSE version, however I confirmed the same bug is also present in
>> the most recent SVN version.
>> I am submitting the patch here on the mailing list because that seems to
>> be what I'm supposed to do based on the contributor information up on
>> virtualbox.org <http://virtualbox.org>.  If this is not OK, just let me
>> know where it should go and I'll repost to the appropriate place.
> Yes, that's the preferred place, and your contribution is much 
> appreciated.
> Klaus
>> Thanks!
>> Jonathon Moldenhauer
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