Ticket #1813 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

Keyboard problem

Reported by: talpa Owned by:
Priority: blocker Component: GUI
Version: VirtualBox 1.6.2 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: Linux


Windows Images like WXP,W2003 haven't keyboard keys well. For example [+=] (key left on key break). More see on Czech keyboard or some order. Bad symbols on '(' ')' like Greek BETA

Ubuntu 8.04, VB 1.6.2 , VB images with czech keyboard: Windows XP, Windows 2003, Tiny XP .

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log.txt Download (34.5 KB) - added by talpa 10 years ago.
Log from VB

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comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by michael

Is there any keyboard-related information in the VirtualBox log file? In the main VirtualBox window, select one of the machines affected by the problem and choose "Machine" -> "Show log..." from the menus.

Changed 10 years ago by talpa

Log from VB

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by talpa

Hi my log,

about me is problem with change lang keyboard in the middle linux host<--> windows virtual machine. For example pressing some key ˇ and then pressing next key (for example c) mean 'č' and it is problem in keyboard, the same problem is in english keyboard too.

Sorry for my English, but I am Czech.

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by michael

  • Host type set to Windows
  • Guest type set to Windows

I couldn't see anything wrong in the log file. For the first issue that you mentioned, please make sure that your guests are set up to use the correct keyboard layout. They do not automatically use the host's layout. For the second, guests on Linux hosts are currently unable to use dead accent keys (see #599 for an explanation). You can work around this by temporarily setting the host to US keyboard layout (the guest will not be affected) or by using the VBoxSDL frontend.

comment:4 Changed 10 years ago by michael

  • Host type changed from Windows to Linux

comment:5 Changed 10 years ago by frank

  • Summary changed from Hot:Keyboard problem VB 1.6.2 to Keyboard problem

comment:6 Changed 10 years ago by frank

  • Component changed from other to GUI

comment:7 Changed 10 years ago by johnuser


I have problem with keyboard keymapings. As host I'm using Linux, as guest Windows 2000. Under Windows 2000 I can't use arrow keys, PgUp, PgDn, End, Home. I don't have any error messages. Switching to US keyboard layout in host doesn't help to me (Vbox 1.5.6). Everything is seem to be ok in configuration, but problem with keyboard is very annoying.

Any suggestions?

comment:8 Changed 10 years ago by michael

johnuser: are you using any special setup such as X11 over ssh?

comment:9 Changed 10 years ago by johnuser

No I'm not using special setup for X. I've tried use only VBoxSDL, and that problem is still open. The same issue with Vbox 1.6.2.

comment:10 Changed 10 years ago by michael

If you get the problem both with the VirtualBox and the VBoxSDL front-ends then it may be a problem of your host keyboard set-up, as the two use completely different methods of translating keystrokes.

comment:11 Changed 10 years ago by johnuser

my keyboard configuration in xorg.conf:

Section "InputDevice"

Identifier "Keyboard1" Driver "kbd"

Option "AutoRepeat" "500 30"

Option "XkbRules" "xorg" Option "XkbModel" "pc105" Option "XkbLayout" "pl"


Seems to be ok.

comment:12 Changed 10 years ago by michael

Have you tried a different guest to see if you have the same problems there? Like a Linux live CD for example?

comment:13 Changed 10 years ago by johnuser

Yes, I've tried on linux guest with the same result. VBoxSDL is problematic, because using VirtualBox everything seems to be OK. It was mine mistake. I'm sorry. Only using VBoxSDL I have problem with arrow keys and PgUp,PgDn ....

comment:14 Changed 10 years ago by johnuser

Finally I've fixed it recompiling xorg-server without hal support.


comment:15 Changed 10 years ago by michael

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

I will close this ticket. If you continue to have problems, please test with version 2.0.2 of VirtualBox and post to ticket #2052 if necessary.

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