Ticket #2663 (closed defect: invalid)

Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

Virtualbox doesn't support Sun Type 7 mouse and keyboard

Reported by: danx Owned by:
Priority: major Component: GUI
Version: VirtualBox 2.0.6 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Solaris
Host type: Solaris


I installed VirtualBox today on OpenSolaris snv_101a my Sun Ultra 40 M2 box with a Type 7 keyboard and mouse.

This keyboard doesn't have a "right ctrl" key--just a left Control key. So it's difficult to escape the VirtualBox jail--one can reboot the system or power off the Virtual Box host system, but that's about it!

pkginfo -l SUNWvbox

VERSION: 2.0.6,REV=r39760.2008.

$ uname -a SunOS amboy 5.11 snv_101a i86pc i386 i86pc

This may be related to ticket 2165.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by danx

I suggest adding, under File --> Preferences --> Input With the "Host Key" menu having more than once choice for a Host Key. The only choice is "Right Ctrl". How about adding a limited number of others like "Home" or or Alt-SysRq" or "Alt Graph", etc.

comment:2 follow-up: ↓ 3 Changed 9 years ago by sandervl73

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

Activate the control and press any key you wish. That's clearly described there as well.

comment:3 in reply to: ↑ 2 Changed 9 years ago by danx

Replying to sandervl73:

Activate the control and press any key you wish. That's clearly described there as well.

OK--it's not clearly descibed anywhere I can find and I wish you would have provided a pointer or tell me how to do it. I Googled around and found this note on how to change it (too bad you can't just right click on the "right ctrl" to change it).

For others who have the same problem, here's the solution:

TO CHANGE THE "HOST" KEY FROM RIGHT-CTRL Go to the main VirtualBox GUI, and select:

File -> Preferences -> Input -> host key

Change it from "right-ctrl" by pressing the key you want to use instead (preferably some obscure key you never use).

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