Ticket #9026 (new defect)
Keyboard problem on guest systems in w7 host
|Reported by:||davidsmith||Owned by:|
I'm running VirtualBox 4.0.8 on 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium with the latest updates.
After upgrading to 4.0.8: in both WinXP and Ubuntu 10.10 guests, which have worked for months, I find that characters typed on the keyboard produce random or sequential numbers. Holding the key down continually produces different numbers.
Holding down the "Windows key" while typing produces normal, correct results.
I attempted to go back to previous VirtualBox versions by downloading and installing old releases. Going back as far as 126.96.36.199 did not fix the problem. I suspect that this is because I haven't removed the defective software component and it is still being used by the older version I've installed.
I notice that there are other reports of this problem this week in the forum for Windows-hosted VirtualBox users, but no solutions.