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[Qemu-devel] Re: AltGr keystrokes

From: Anthony Liguori
Subject: [Qemu-devel] Re: AltGr keystrokes
Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2006 10:10:07 -0500
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On Mon, 31 Jul 2006 12:13:14 +0200, Eric Hameleers wrote:

> When I run qemu-0.8.2 with the VNC server enabled and then connecting to
> my QEMU's VNC server on a PC with a dutch keyboard layout, there is no
> way I can get the keyboard to function 100% correct.

Which keys aren't working for you?  If you could possibly annotate
vnc.c:do_key_event() to print out sym and keycode that would be even more


Anthony Liguori

> Normally, when I use a vnc client to connect to any "normal" VNC server
> like the one from RealVNC, it does not matter if I run the vncclient
> with a dutch or a US keyboard, the keypresses are correctly translated.
> But with the QEMU's built-in VNC server (as opposed to the now-gone RFB
> patch from Johannes Schindelin which worked fine for me) some keys work,
> some don't give any output at all, and others print incorrect
> characters. This is when I add "-k nl". Things get a little better when
> I also "loadkeys nl.map" on the QEMU guest but still the result is not
> at all 100% OK.
> Without the "-k" option (thus reverting to the default en-us) I get
> other combinations of keys that work/print incorrect chars/don't output
> at all, still not 100% correct.
> Are other people with international keyboards having these issues as
> well? What is the difference with the old RFB patch that the currently
> built-in VNC server handles differently?
> Eric

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