VirtualBox

Ticket #2694 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

Re-mapped keyboard keys not recognized by VirtualBox => fixed in SVN

Reported by: gwr Owned by:
Priority: major Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 2.0.6 Keywords: keyboard
Cc: Gordon.Ross@… Guest type: Solaris
Host type: Solaris

Description

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.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by michael

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Summary changed from Re-mapped keyboard keys not recognized by VirtualBox to Re-mapped keyboard keys not recognized by VirtualBox => fixed in SVN

This issue has already been fixed in the development version of VirtualBox, but it has not been ported back to the 2.0 series.

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