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Ticket #8745 (closed defect: obsolete)

Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 3 months ago

Lenovo ABNT2 (pt-br) keyboard - / and ? keys don't work

Reported by: fs.antunes Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: guest additions
Version: VirtualBox 4.0.4 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: Linux

Description (last modified by frank) (diff)

I am using a Lenovo ABNT2 (portuguese Brazil) layout keyboard, Linux Host and XP and Win7 guest. In this laptop the RIGHT CTRL was substituted to / and ? keys. So I changed the VirtualBox host key to ALT GR. The host key works fine in the VM GUEST, but the RIGHT CTRL was not passed to the guest when a pressed it.

I already tried to catch the code of the key pressed inside the VM guest using a listen keyboard key pressed programs, but RIGHT CTRL is dead.

Attachments

aa26280-2011-04-17-22-48-44.log Download (53.4 KB) - added by fs.antunes 3 years ago.

Change History

Changed 3 years ago by fs.antunes

comment:1 follow-up: ↓ 3 Changed 3 years ago by michael

Is it the keyboard in the photo on this page?  http://itdevworld.wordpress.com/2008/09/ Can you run "xev" on the host and paste what it says when you press that key? And can you check your keyboard setup (this may be located in xorg.conf or it may be in the GNOME keyboard settings - unfortunately I don't know of a good way to get this using a command in a terminal).

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by michael

Update - the command to get the XKB keyboard setup is

$ setxkbmap -query

comment:3 in reply to: ↑ 1 Changed 3 years ago by fs.antunes

Replying to michael:

Is it the keyboard in the photo on this page?  http://itdevworld.wordpress.com/2008/09/ Can you run "xev" on the host and paste what it says when you press that key? And can you check your keyboard setup (this may be located in xorg.conf or it may be in the GNOME keyboard settings - unfortunately I don't know of a good way to get this using a command in a terminal).

Yes, this is my keyboard. I am using XFCE, the keyboard model is IBM Thinkpad R60/T60/R61/T61, layout Brazil Native. Follow Xev output for / and ?: KeyRelease event, serial 34, synthetic NO, window 0x3200001,

root 0xb1, subw 0x0, time 3143670, (-11,-327), root:(544,8), state 0x0, keycode 105 (keysym 0x2f, slash), same_screen YES, XKeysymToKeycode returns keycode: 97 XLookupString gives 1 bytes: (2f) "/" XFilterEvent returns: False

KeyRelease event, serial 34, synthetic NO, window 0x3200001,

root 0xb1, subw 0x0, time 3419002, (-56,-328), root:(499,7), state 0x1, keycode 105 (keysym 0x3f, question), same_screen YES, XKeysymToKeycode returns keycode: 97 XLookupString gives 1 bytes: (3f) "?" XFilterEvent returns: False

Additional, part of my keymap file for console keyboard configuration :

keycode 97 = slash question degree

control keycode 97 = Delete alt keycode 97 = Meta_slash

comment:4 Changed 3 years ago by michael

I wonder whether the work-around described in the link I posted above would fix this for you. You pasted the part of your keyboard configuration for keycode 97, but note from the xev output that pressing that key produces keycode 105, not keycode 97. (The "XKeysymToKeycode returns keycode: 97" means that X thinks that the key with keycode 97 - which I don't think exists on your keyboard - should have been pressed to generate that symbol, namely "/" or "?".)

What does your configuration file say for keycode 105?

comment:5 Changed 3 months ago by frank

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  • Resolution set to obsolete
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