Ticket #7530 (closed defect: duplicate)
KeyCodes as seen by xev are not passed transparently to Linux guest -> duplicate of #2595
|Reported by:||dov.grobgeld@…||Owned by:|
My actual problem is that in the latest version of VirtualBox that I am using, the Alt key is mapped to Menu key in my guest WindowsXP. But as I don't understand much of Windows key code management, I am reporting this bug, which to me seem related.
xev ( http://www.x.org/archive/X11R7.5/doc/man/man1/xev.1.html) as run natively in my Fedora linux host and as run in a Fedora Guest do not report the same keycodes for the same keys. I would expect VirtualBox to transfer keycodes transparently without any translation.
E.g. the following three keys in the lower left corner of the keyboard [Ctrl], [Win], [Alt] yield the following keycodes under the Fedora host and at the Fedora guest as reported by the keycode field of xev:
Fedora host: 37, 133, 64 Fedora guest: 64, 115, 115
Can I influence the mapping, i.e. is there a host-to-guest keycode translation table? Or is the mapping done by host keysyms to guest keycodes? Is there a configuration option for that?