Ticket #307 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 11 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

Keyboard layout through vnc/ssh -> fixed in SVN/1.4.2

Reported by: zzyzx Owned by:
Priority: major Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 1.3.8 Keywords: keyboard layout ssh vnc
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other


I am having problems with incorrect guest english keyboard layouts running vbox through vncviewer. Vbox is running on a Slackware (11.0) host which I am accessing through tightvnc via ssh.

Running several types of guest installations (Windows, Linux), I get the same layout errors (e.g. Enter=Space, Space='7', etc.).

No problems when I access the host directly.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by wlm2048


I have the same problem when tunneling tight vnc thru ssh, and then running a vbox session. Key mapping is completely off. Typing 'abcdefgh' results in 'asdfghjk'. Any help would be appreciated.

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by michael

Try manually setting the DISPLAY variable to something that does not start with ":" (e.g. localhost:0.0). This causes VBox to fall back to safer keyboard code designed to work with non-local setups.

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by zzyzx

Thanks michael. That did the trick. It's an easy workaround, but is there any way to make that behaviour automatic?

comment:4 Changed 11 years ago by michael

It will be automatic in the next version.

comment:5 Changed 11 years ago by sandervl73

  • Summary changed from Keyboard layout through vnc/ssh to Keyboard layout through vnc/ssh -> fixed in SVN/1.4.2

comment:6 Changed 10 years ago by sandervl73

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