Ticket #2694 (closed defect: fixed)
Re-mapped keyboard keys not recognized by VirtualBox => fixed in SVN
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I normally use a keyboard that has the left "control" key in the bottom row, and a "caps lock" key in the "A S D F" row. I like having those two keys swapped, which the X server easily allows on Solaris (and others) via "xmodmap". However, when I use "xmodmap" to swap control/caps-lock, then VirtualBox apparently ignores the keymap changes, continuing to send the keys with their original key codes to the guest OS.
It would be better if VirtualBox used a technique like "rdesktop" (the Windows RDP client), where the key symbols from the X server are converted back to key codes, where those key codes may be different than the real (hardware) key codes.