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Ticket #5106 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

OpenSuse 11.1 Guest Additions Keyboard issues -> fixed in SVN

Reported by: migod11 Owned by:
Priority: major Component: guest additions
Version: VirtualBox 3.0.6 Keywords: X11 keyboard map
Cc: Guest type: Linux
Host type: Windows

Description

Installing guest additions in OpenSuse 11.1 guest works fine, but the keyboard maps revert to US qwerty. If you then change the keyboard maps to the installed keyboard (in my case Belgian), after a restart keyboard stops working in graphical environments (console sessions are fine, and use the appropriate keyboard map). Happens on both 64 and 32 bit versions of OpenSuse.

Attachments

xorg.conf Download (3.5 KB) - added by DocB 5 years ago.
xorg.conf
Xorg.0.log Download (16.3 KB) - added by DocB 5 years ago.
xorg.0.log (actual!)

Change History

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by frank

Please could you attach the Xorg.0.log file of your guest as well as the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf (the latter if it there exists).

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by michael

This is probably due to the fact that we now replace xorg.conf on SUSE guests with a custom one, since it is rather hard to reliably change SUSE's autogenerated configuration file. However, it appears that SUSE set the keyboard layout in xorg.conf.

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by DocB

I can confirm the problem in 3.0.8: The guest additions changed the keyboard from german to us, I changed it back, no further problems. I will attache the modified xorg.conf

Changed 5 years ago by DocB

xorg.conf

Changed 5 years ago by DocB

xorg.0.log (actual!)

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by migod11

In the meantime, I have switched to Additions 3.0.8, and the symptoms are different there. I'll be opening a ticket for 3.0.8. You may close this ticket if you want...

comment:5 follow-up: ↓ 6 Changed 4 years ago by umina

I wish to report the same problem using Fedora 10 as the host OS and Suse 11.1.

Suse installs fine and operates, but after installing Additions (I'm running VB 3.08) the keyboard is no longer working in graphical mode. This is very hard to debug as a result.

I did try inserting ctrl-alt-delete using the box Machine menu and this works fine.

I ran the Suse repair app and it insisted on repairing the grub loader, but after the repair it said it still had a problem and wanted to do it again. I expect they have a scripting error or there is a bad char in the string that is loaded.

I reinstalled Suse and everything is working fine without Additions. I suppose I could install Additions and then mount the partition using another virtual system and explore the disk as long as I can read it (I'm not a Suse user and don't know if they do anything funny to the disk). I've never tried this but would be willing to help you explore the problem if asked.

I didn't think of trying that at the time, or chances are I'd have been able to fix the problem or give you a lot more intelligent feedback.

/Len

comment:6 in reply to: ↑ 5 Changed 4 years ago by DocB

Replying to umina:

Suse installs fine and operates, but after installing Additions (I'm running VB 3.08) the keyboard is no longer working in graphical mode. This is very hard to debug as a result.

Does the keyboard run in text-mode? What is the keyboard section of your xorg.conf?

I did try inserting ctrl-alt-delete using the box Machine menu and this works fine.

I ran the Suse repair app and it insisted on repairing the grub loader, but after the repair it said it still had a problem and wanted to do it again. I expect they have a scripting error or there is a bad char in the string that is loaded.

From the login-screen, you should choose Menu -> Text mode, log in as root, and run sax2 -r for a new configuration of the X-Server - or try the xorg.conf attached to this problem (you may want to change the keyboard back from german.

I reinstalled Suse and everything is working fine without Additions. I suppose I could install Additions and then mount the partition using another virtual system and explore the disk as long as I can read it (I'm not a Suse user and don't know if they do anything funny to the disk). I've never tried this but would be willing to help you explore the problem if asked.

...reinstallation is a Windoze-habit...not really really required in the *ix world...

BR

Axel

comment:7 Changed 4 years ago by michael

  • Summary changed from OpenSuse 11.1 Guest Additions Keyboard issues to OpenSuse 11.1 Guest Additions Keyboard issues -> fixed in SVN

This should now be fixed in SVN. Thanks for the report and all the information.

comment:8 Changed 4 years ago by frank

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

Please reopen if this problem persists with VBox 3.1.0.

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