Opened 16 years ago

Closed 14 years ago

#1475 closed defect (fixed)

certain keyboard keys don’t work

Reported by: Rumpeltux Owned by:
Component: GUI Version: VirtualBox 1.6.0
Keywords: keyboard Cc:
Guest type: other Host type: other


I haven’t done exhaustive testing, because I don’t get further than the serial-dialog with the windows installer. However none of the number-keys work except for the three… All lower and uppercase letters including German Umlauts work.

I’m using virtualbox on Ubuntu 8.04 with the de-neo Keylayout (

Change History (4)

comment:1 by Michael Thayer, 16 years ago

Non-standard keyboard layouts will currently not work in VirtualBox for X11 hosts, as we use the keyboard layout to decide how to map X11 key events to PC scan codes. As soon as time permits, an additional mapping algorithm will be added which should work in this case. As a workaround, you can switch to a standard layout when starting a virtual machine (and switch back once it is started).

comment:2 by Rumpeltux, 16 years ago

The keyboard however works perfect in VBoxSDL, so if that’s an option, this provides a nice workaround.

comment:3 by Frank Mehnert, 16 years ago

Component: otherGUI

comment:4 by Frank Mehnert, 14 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

There were a lot of changes of the keyboard handling in the meantime so this report is most probably obsolete.

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