VirtualBox

Ticket #7877 (closed defect: worksforme)

Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

4.0.0 Linux GA not correctly passing Alt-F<anything> key strokes

Reported by: wotan Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: guest additions
Version: VirtualBox 4.0.0 Keywords: X11 linux
Cc: Guest type: Linux
Host type: Windows

Description

In the 4.0.0 GA for Linux, attempts to enter, for instance, Alt-F2 to bring up the command runner for KDE results in, not only Alt-F2, being passed to the guest, but also Ctl-Alt-F2, bringing up the second virtual terminal on the console of the guest. Reverting to Beta4 additions (r69117) results in a return to the correct behaviour.

Attachments

Sabayon-2010-12-22-11-53-24.log Download (91.5 KB) - added by wotan 3 years ago.
Using the 4.0.0 GA
Sabayon-2010-12-22-12-23-50.log Download (76.3 KB) - added by wotan 3 years ago.
Using Beta4 GA

Change History

Changed 3 years ago by wotan

Using the 4.0.0 GA

Changed 3 years ago by wotan

Using Beta4 GA

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by frank

Cannot reproduce this. Alt-F2 shows run command while Host+F2 switches to the other terminal.

comment:2 follow-up: ↓ 3 Changed 3 years ago by michael

Does this behaviour return if you reinstall the 4.0 Guest Additions? I'm somewhat surprised, as the Additions have nothing to do with keyboard handling, although it could be some strange indirect interaction.

comment:3 in reply to: ↑ 2 Changed 3 years ago by wotan

Replying to michael:

Does this behaviour return if you reinstall the 4.0 Guest Additions? I'm somewhat surprised, as the Additions have nothing to do with keyboard handling, although it could be some strange indirect interaction.

Very strange. Now it doesn't do it with the 4.0 GA. I wonder what the chances are that there was a brief period of time when one of the Ctl keys on my keyboard got stuck. Still, it worked correctly while I was on Beta4, stopped working immediately after launching the release, and then started working immediately when I started up the Beta4 GA. No changes were made to the guest in that time that I can think of.

comment:4 Changed 2 years ago by frank

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