[libvirt-users] Keyboard problems with VNC access

Nick Howitt nick at howitts.co.uk
Wed Jan 30 12:08:28 UTC 2019


It looks I can get the "\" to work if I configure the VM Win10 instance 
to use a US keyboard and it does not matter if the local keyboard also 
on Win10 running the TightVNC client is UK or US. However I can never 
get the £ key to work in the VM.

On 25/01/2019 16:35, Nick Howitt wrote:
> Hi,
> I am pretty new to libvirt, but have succeeded in setting up two VM's, 
> Windows 10 and ClearOS (a Centos derivative) and they both have the 
> same issue. I have installed both of them with a UK English keyboard, 
> but the host machine is remote and in the US with a US locale. When I 
> access either through VNC (I've tried TightVNC and VNC-Viewer), a 
> number of my keys don't map correctly. As an example the \ key comes 
> up with a #, and the # key comes up with a 3 (as does the 3 key). 
> Other keys are the standard US type of mapping, but the £ (above 3) 
> comes up blank and the $ (above 4) comes up with $ which, I think is 
> the UK setting and not the US setting. At this point I am thoroughly 
> confused.
> Does anyone have any ideas?
> Thanks,
> Nick
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