[et-mgmt-tools] How send special keystrokes to guest (w2k8) system?

Frantisek Hanzlik franta at hanzlici.cz
Tue Dec 9 10:38:28 UTC 2008

Cole Robinson wrote:
> Frantisek Hanzlik wrote:
>> I just install w2k8 server guest at Fedora 10 host (HW:FS PRIMERGY
>> SX330S1,
>> 2x Quad Opteron 2352 with virtualization support) with kvm
>> virtualization.
>> All works probably fine, but I cann't send keystrokes as CTRL+ALT+DEL
>> to guest. I tried:
>> - disable handling special keys (CTRL+ALT+<key>) in X server (settable in
>> GNOME keyboard properties)
>> - use "Send key" feature in virt-manager v0.6.0 (offers sending
>> CTRL+ALT+Backspace, Printscreen and CTRL+ALT+Fx keystrokes)
>> - somewhere mentioned CTRL+CTRL+CTRL+ALT+DEL combination
>> but all without success. Probably I'm doing something wrong, can someone
>> push me forward?
>> On host I use Fedora 10 distro, SMP kernel,
>> kvm-74-6.fc10.i386, libvirt-0.5.1-1.fc10.i386,
>> virt-manager-0.6.0-4.fc10.i386
> I don't know of any specific issues wrt Win2008. Most likely this is
> either an issue at the gtk-vnc or kvm level. Please file a bug against
> gtk-vnc in fedora 10, and we can try to triage it as appropriate from
> there:
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/enter_bug.cgi?alias=&assigned_to=&attachurl=&blocked=&bug_file_loc=http%3A%2F%2F&bug_severity=medium&bug_status=NEW&cf_build_id=&cf_cust_facing=---&cf_devel_whiteboard=&cf_fixed_in=&cf_internal_whiteboard=&cf_issuetracker=&cf_qa_whiteboard=&cf_release_notes=&comment=Description%20of%20problem%3A%0D%0A%0D%0A%0D%0AVersion-Release%20number%20of%20selected%20component%20(if%20applicable)%3A%0D%0A%0D%0A%0D%0AHow%20reproducible%3A%0D%0A%0D%0A%0D%0ASteps%20to%20Reproduce%3A%0D%0A1.%0D%0A2.%0D%0A3.%0D%0A%20%20%0D%0AActual%20results%3A%0D%0A%0D%0A%0D%0AExpected%20results%3A%0D%0A%0D%0A%0D%0AAdditional%20info%3A&component=gtk-vnc&contenttypeentry=&contenttypemethod=autodetect&contenttypeselection=text%2Fplain&data=&deadline=&dependson=&description=&estimated_time=0.0&external_bug_id=&external_id=0&flag_type-16=X&flag_type-65=X&flag_type-66=X&flag_type-67=X&form_name=enter_bug&keywords=&maketemplate=Remember%20values%20as%20bookmarkable%20template&op_sys=Li
> Thanks,
> Cole

Hi Cole,

thanks for Your help, You will right, when I compile and instal actual
gtk-vnc v0.3.8 (without any additional patches), then all three above
mentioned ways work fine.
I fill bugzilla report about this issue.
I'm too excited, how long and pretty URL You are able do! :))
best regards
František Hanzlík

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