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Ticket #8745 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 10 months ago

Lenovo ABNT2 (pt-br) keyboard - / and ? keys don't work -> fixed in 4.2.x and later releases after 16 July 2014

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 4 years ago.

Change History

Changed 4 years ago by fs.antunes

comment:1 follow-up: ↓ 3 Changed 4 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 4 years ago by michael

Update - the command to get the XKB keyboard setup is

$ setxkbmap -query

comment:3 in reply to: ↑ 1 Changed 4 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 4 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 18 months ago by frank

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to obsolete
  • Description modified (diff)

comment:6 Changed 13 months ago by siflux

  • Status changed from closed to reopened
  • Resolution obsolete deleted

I have the exact same problem in a Lenovo with a pt_BR keyboard layout. Both host and guest have the following configuration:

$ setxkbmap -query
rules:      evdev
model:      abnt2
layout:     br
variant:    thinkpad
options:    compose:ralt,terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp

comment:7 Changed 12 months ago by michael

  • Summary changed from Lenovo ABNT2 (pt-br) keyboard - / and ? keys don't work to Lenovo ABNT2 (pt-br) keyboard - / and ? keys don't work -> fixed in 4.2.x and later releases after 16 July 2014

This should be fixed in any future 4.2 or later releases.

comment:8 Changed 10 months ago by siflux

Thanks for the fix, but I just tried the latest 4.3.14 from debian (wheezy-backports version 4.3.14-dfsg-1~bpo70+1) and xev still doesn't detect / and ? keys.

Please tell me if I need to provide additional information.

comment:9 Changed 10 months ago by michael

I'm sorry, but I just missed 4.3.14 with the fix (it was released on July 14, and my fix got in on July 16). If you would like to try out an unreleased version, here are links. These are shell-script installers, so you will have to uninstall your current version first (your virtual machines will not be affected by this).

32-bit: https://www.virtualbox.org/download/testcase/VirtualBox-4.3.15-95865-Linux_x86.run
64-bit: https://www.virtualbox.org/download/testcase/VirtualBox-4.3.15-95865-Linux_amd64.run

comment:10 Changed 10 months ago by frank

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

Fix is part of VBox 4.3.16.

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