Ticket #1475 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

certain keyboard keys don’t work

Reported by: Rumpeltux Owned by:
Priority: major 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

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by michael

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 Changed 10 years ago by Rumpeltux

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

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by frank

  • Component changed from other to GUI

comment:4 Changed 8 years ago by frank

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

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

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