Opened 17 years ago

Closed 17 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

#2 closed defect (fixed)

Keyboard layout is messed up in Turkish layout

Reported by: İsmail Dönmez Owned by:
Component: other Version: VirtualBox 1.3.2
Keywords: Cc:
Guest type: other Host type: other

Description (last modified by Frank Mehnert)

I installed a Linux guest on a Linux host and guest's is set to use trq keyboard layout but all the keys are mixed up. As if like some another keymap is in effect.

Attachments (3)

trq (3.2 KB ) - added by İsmail Dönmez 17 years ago.
trq keymap file
diff.txt (1005 bytes ) - added by Aldo Nogueira 17 years ago.
keyboard.c diff
betterdiff.txt (1.8 KB ) - added by Aldo Nogueira 17 years ago.
A better keyboard.c diff

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Change History (15)

by İsmail Dönmez, 17 years ago

Attachment: trq added

trq keymap file

comment:1 by Achim Hasenmueller, 17 years ago

Our Qt GUI uses keyboard translation (X to scancode) borrowed from WINE. Maybe syncing this file with a more recent version of Wine (ours is several years old) will address the problem.

In general, it is problem to get the scancode of keys in X. We have not found a better way so far.

comment:2 by İsmail Dönmez, 17 years ago

I got latest wine at hand if you tell me what file to sync I can test & report back.

comment:3 by İsmail Dönmez, 17 years ago

Looking at src/VBox/Frontends/VirtualBox/src/linux/keyboard.c Turkish keyboard layout correctly matches Turkish Q layout.

comment:4 by Olav, 17 years ago

Same problems occur when using the "US International" keyboard layout (with the dead keys) on the host. In my case, this is happening in Ubuntu 6.10 under Gnome 2.16.1. For example, if I type a straight apostroph (') the guest will always receive a backtick (`). Double quotes (") become a tilde (~) et cetera.

comment:5 by Aldo Nogueira, 17 years ago

A similar problem occurs with ABNT2 (brazilian) keyboards in a Ubuntu Edgy host. No matter what keyboard layout I choose on guest (a Debian Etch, in my case), the problem is the same. All keys from the last row of the keyboard, i.e., "\zxcvbnm,.;/" are shifted by one. If I press 'v', I get a 'c', for example. I downloaded the sources today from the subversion repository.

by Aldo Nogueira, 17 years ago

Attachment: diff.txt added

keyboard.c diff

comment:6 by Aldo Nogueira, 17 years ago

There are two ABNT2 keyboards on keyboard.c file. My keyboard have ALTGR key, so I copied the array from main_key_PT_br_alt_gr to main_key_PT_br and it is behaving better, I think. At least when on type a 'v' gets a 'v' now. There are some other keys that are still messed up.

by Aldo Nogueira, 17 years ago

Attachment: betterdiff.txt added

A better keyboard.c diff

comment:7 by Aldo Nogueira, 17 years ago

Me again. This time, I reverted the keyboard.c file and copied all ABNT parts from wine-0.9.30/dlls/winex11.drv/keyboard.c. Its better. Only two keys don't work: '\' and '/'.

comment:8 by Michael Thayer, 17 years ago

[Note: the repository will be synchronised some time on Monday, so please wait until then to try this out].

Could those experiencing this bug, and who feel happy compiling VirtualBox themselves, test the current SVN version? You will need to create a file called LocalConfig.kmk and add the line


to it to activate the fix.

comment:9 by Michael Thayer, 17 years ago

Forgot to say - you need to create LocalConfig.kmk in the VirtualBox source base directory (where Config.kmk is). As I said, try it on Monday!

comment:10 by İsmail Dönmez, 17 years ago

This works fine for me, thanks!

comment:11 by Frank Mehnert, 17 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

This is the default setting now.

comment:12 by Frank Mehnert, 10 years ago

Description: modified (diff)

Test, please ignore.

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