[virt-tools-list] virt-install console keys

Christophe Fergeau cfergeau at redhat.com
Fri Mar 25 08:04:56 UTC 2016


On Thu, Mar 24, 2016 at 09:56:31PM +0100, P.A.M. van Dam (Pascal) wrote:
> This is clearly coming from the ubuntu installer. As the console is invoked, the issue is to get the F4 keypress going to the console and not
> to the window manager. One way to debug is, is to remove the --nographics and use the Graphical console where you can select the keypress for VT-4 from the drop down menu. 
> If someone knows a way to get a keypress for F4 (VT-4) to the (serial)
> text console, I'd like to know that too.

If it's possible to interact with the VM using virsh, you should be able
to send this through virsh send-key.
If you are using SPICE for display, I'd expect F4 keypresses to go to
the VM. At worse, virt-viewer/remote-viewer provide a menu entry to send
Ctrl+Alt+F4 to the VM.

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