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|Summary:||Alt-Ctl-Del not handled - Can't login to WinXP|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Tom London <selinux>|
|Component:||kvm||Assignee:||Jeremy Katz <katzj>|
|Status:||CLOSED NOTABUG||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2008-02-26 14:05:38 EST||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Tom London 2008-02-26 13:59:28 EST
Description of problem: System appears not to "pass" Alt-Ctl-Del to the kvm VM. When I run "qemu-kvm -m 400 image", image boots, and I get the WinXP "enter Alt-Ctl-Del to start login" window. But, I see no cursor displayed (unless I move the cursor, and then only for a second or so), and when I enter Alt-Ctl-Del, it appears to behave as if I had entered "Alt-Ctl" (that is, the window loses the grab. If I run this in full screen mode, still nothing happens when I enter Alt-Ctl-Del. Reverting to kvm-60-2.fc9.i386.rpm does not fix. Nor does putting SELinux into permissive mode. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): kvm-61-2.fc9.i386 How reproducible: Every time. Steps to Reproduce: 1. 2. 3. Actual results: Expected results: Additional info:
Comment 1 Daniel Berrange 2008-02-26 14:05:38 EST
The X server grabs the Ctrl-Alt-Del keysequence before any application ever gets a chance to see it. So its impossible to enter it, unless you use xmodmap to completely remove X's grabbing of this key sequence. The other alternative is to use "Ctrl-Alt-2' to switch to QEMU's admin console and use its 'send_key' command. The further alternative is to start QEMU using virt-manager which has a menu option for sending C-A-D - similarly virt-viewer provides this.
Comment 2 Tom London 2008-02-26 14:31:51 EST
OK. This just stopped working sometime near the end of last week so I thought "something changed". There were a lot of X changes, perhaps one of them "broke" this.
Comment 3 Tom London 2008-02-26 14:54:57 EST
I think this needs to be reopened. qemu-kvm does not display the cursor now too. So even after using the suggested Ctrl-Alt-2 method to send the key, I can login, but no cursor is display except momentarily on mouse movement. Since this is likely not a kvm issue (assuming X), a pointer here so I could file a BZ properly would be appreciated!