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Re: [Qemu-devel] Keysymbol interpretation missing in QEMU's VNC server?

From: Fabian Holler
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] Keysymbol interpretation missing in QEMU's VNC server?
Date: Tue, 29 May 2012 10:26:21 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)

Hello Erik,

> I'm experiencing the same issues.
> When using the QEMU VNC server (which I would prefer to Remote Desktop or a
> VNC server installed on the guest) I get problems when pressing special
> character keys on the remote keyboard. QEMU reports on the console:
> Warning: no scancode found for keysym 180
> or
> Warning: no scancode found for keysym 223
> I just want to route all keypresses to the guest without interfering with
> the native QEMU key layout. Is that possible? 

Yes, if you start kvm without the "-k" option and use a linux VNC client that
supports RFB extended key events (eg gtk-vnc, tigervnc).
With the extension the keyboard layout only depends on the OS settings in the

> How does the QEMU VNC server receive the key
> presses? In the same manner as the direct way does by getting scancodes or
> via "real" characters?




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