Ticket #2330 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

Standard US keyboard presses not resulting in correct characters

Reported by: davidv Owned by:
Priority: major Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 2.0.2 Keywords: keyboard
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other


Windows XP host, Solaris 10 guest. I have a 105-key US english keyboard (Logitech cordless) whose receiver connects to my host via a usb-to-ps2 converter. The Solaris guest seems to be stuck on UK keyboard layout or something, because I can't get my bloody pipe symbol ( | ) to work, which is debilitating on UNIX... Instead I get tilde ( ~ ) or hash ( # ) characters, and from shift-3 I get pound ( £ ) characters. My host is running in normal US English, and the Keyboards part of the Host (XP) Control Panel reports "Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard".

Change History

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by Jewelsnorth

I'm having the exact same issue on Virtualbox 2.1.4 running Debian GNU/Linux 4.0r3.

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by frank

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

Please reopen if still relevant. In that case attach a VBox.log file of such a session and make sure to test the latest release (currently VBox 3.1.4).

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