[et-mgmt-tools] Error setting up graphics device:list index out of range

Frederik Himpe fhimpe at telenet.be
Tue Nov 4 21:58:55 UTC 2008

On di, 2008-11-04 at 21:22 +0000, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 04, 2008 at 11:57:00AM +0100, Frederik Himpe wrote:

> > If I try to enter numerical characters 1234567890 using the keys above
> > the alphanumeric part of the keyboard (and typing as if I had a US
> > keyboard instead of a Belgian one), I get k23b5s7890. For some reason,
> > the 1, 4 and 6 are not working correctly.
> virt-manager tries to configure the guest keymap by mapping from the
> keytable in /etc/sysconfig/keyboard, to the keymaps available in
> QEMU. Check the running 'qemu' process to verify that there is a 
> '-k' command line arg with the appropriate keymap set.

/usr/bin/qemu-kvm -S -M pc -m 512 -smp 1 -name Cooker -monitor pty
-no-reboot -boot d -drive
file=/home/frederik/VM/cooker.img,if=ide,index=0 -drive
file=/home/frederik/Mandriva/cooker/x86_64/install/images/boot.iso,if=ide,media=cdrom,index=2 -net nic,macaddr=54:52:00:38:64:98,vlan=0 -net tap,fd=12,script=,vlan=0,ifname=vnet0 -serial pty -parallel none -usb -vnc -k fr-be -soundhw es1370

That seems right at first sight.

Also in a windows virtual machine, where the Windows keyboard is set to
Belgian, this problem does not happen. Only in this installer which
expects us-qwerty.

> With a newer enough KVM, and new enough GTK-VNC there is a protocol
> extension which passes raw scancodes across, avoiding this whole
> keymap mess - just need to configure keymap in guest OS to match the
> keyboard you use.

I'm using KVM 77 on Linux 2.6.27. Is there anything which should be
configured so that virt-manager works like this?

Frederik Himpe <fhimpe at telenet.be>

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