VirtualBox

Ticket #4553 (closed enhancement: invalid)

Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

'keyboard type does not appear to be known to VirtualBox'

Reported by: ingo2 Owned by:
Priority: major Component: host support
Version: VirtualBox 3.0.2 Keywords: keyboard unknown
Cc: 2.0.8 Guest type: other
Host type: Linux

Description

following the recommendation in the VM's logfile:

"00:00:05.911 Your keyboard type does not appear to be known to VirtualBox. If 00:00:05.911 you would like to help us improve the product, please submit a bug 00:00:05.911 report, attach this logfile and provide information about what type 00:00:05.911 of keyboard you have and whether you are using a remote X server or 00:00:05.911 something similar."

I report my keyboard:

Keyboard is CHERRY RS 6000 M (installed as 'generic 105-key (Intel)PC' attached to PS/2-port. CHERRY-article-number: G83-6105LRNDE-2. See here:  http://www.cherry.de/deutsch/produkt...4_G83-6105.htm and line 43 of this data sheet:  http://www.cherry.de/PDF/DE_G83-6104_G83-6105.pdf

Attachments

VBox.log Download (43.4 KB) - added by ingo2 5 years ago.
Logfile with keyboard map for 'unknown keyboard'

Change History

Changed 5 years ago by ingo2

Logfile with keyboard map for 'unknown keyboard'

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by ingo2

In fact it is VBox 2.0.8 (this version was not offered in the list)

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by michael

VirtualBox can't seem to find (or at least identify by name) your caps lock key. Can you think of any reason that might be happening?

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by ingo2

Can you think of any reason that might be happening?

Probably this:

to avoid activate caps lock accidently I converted the key to 'shift left' by creating a file ~/.Xmodmap containing

remove Lock = Caps_Lock
keysym Caps_Lock = Shift_L
add Shift = Shift_L

But this modification is on a user bas, not globally.

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by michael

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

VirtualBox runs as user, only the core of the software runs in kernel mode, so it sees your user's keyboard layout. Thanks for reporting back, I will close this ticket (and try to improve on our reporting heuristics slightly).

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