VirtualBox

Ticket #2621 (closed defect: invalid)

Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

"qwerty" keyboard layout always

Reported by: pschelte Owned by:
Priority: major Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 2.0.4 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Linux
Host type: Linux

Description

On the host the keyboard layout is in "azerty". When I install debian, even if I set the keyboard layout to map "azerty" the layout remains "qwerty".

Host

up-to-date Debian etch virtualbox-2.0.4

# locale -a C fran�ais french fr_FR fr_FR@euro fr_FR.iso88591 fr_FR.iso885915@euro fr_FR.utf8 POSIX

GUEST

debian etch up-to-date

# locale -a C fran�ais french fr_FR fr_FR@euro fr_FR.iso88591 fr_FR.iso885915@euro fr_FR.utf8 POSIX

Change History

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by michael

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

You have to set the keyboard layout in the guest as well. The guest doesn't know anything about the host, and it just sees keyboard scan codes.

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by pschelte

Sorry, in fact, I have of course set the "azerty" keyboard layout in the guest, but I have tested wmvare and I have the same behaviour, then I've probably find something interesting; I managed my host server from a VNC session, this could explain that this is not fully support by both virtualbox and vmware.

VNC Virtualbox

linux/windows ("azerty") =====> debian host ("azerty") ============> debian guest ("qwerty")

Regards

Philippe

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by michael

Try using the VNC viewer on the VNC host (i.e. "linux/windows" in your diagramme) with a US keyboard layout. Many VNC viewers can't cope with other layouts. (Feel free to post a comment saying whether this solved the problem for you).

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