Bug 371511 - Keyboard-keys is wrong in kvm-installation
Keyboard-keys is wrong in kvm-installation
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: virt-manager (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Cole Robinson
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-11-08 12:17 EST by Espen Stefansen
Modified: 2008-12-21 03:27 EST (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2008-12-21 03:27:38 EST
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Description Espen Stefansen 2007-11-08 12:17:38 EST
Description of problem:
I installed a virtual F8 in on my F8-installation. And then changed the 
keyboard and text to Norwegian Bokmål. Now most of the keys are wrong. Only a-
z, A-z and 0-9 is working as it should. Every other key is wrong. I can't even 
be root, since i can't find '-'. I also tried Swedish keyboard-settings, and 
that one seems wrong as well.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Both installations are a fresh F8.

How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install f8 in libvirt
2. Boot and change keyboard
Actual results:
Only the following keys a-z, A-z and 0-9 works as it should

Expected results:
All keys should work

Additional info:
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2007-11-09 09:44:50 EST
What is the keyboard layout set to in the host and the guest?  Also, can you see
what the qemu-kvm command line is? 
Comment 2 Espen Stefansen 2007-11-09 10:05:51 EST
The keyboard layout is set to 'no' on both the host and the guest.
[root@itse68482 misc]# cat /etc/sysconfig/keyboard 

/usr/bin/qemu-kvm -M pc -m 500 -smp 1 -monitor pty -boot c -hda /mnt/misc/
virtual/rawhide.img -net nic,macaddr=00:16:3e:10:33:ee,vlan=0 -net 
tap,fd=11,script=,vlan=0 -usb -vnc
Comment 3 Daniel Berrange 2007-11-09 10:25:23 EST
You need to pass  '-k no'  to KVM to tell it to use 'no' keylayout too.
Comment 4 Espen Stefansen 2007-11-09 10:30:10 EST
But isn't this something that should be taken care of automatically? In virt-
Comment 5 Andris Pavenis 2007-11-21 11:11:44 EST
Or at least to be able to specify keyboard layout in settings of virt-manager.
Comment 6 Cole Robinson 2008-03-17 10:45:25 EDT
Hi, do you still see this issue with current rawhide or f8 packages? If so,
after the install can you do a 'virsh --connect qemu:///system dumpxml
<domname>' from the command line and post that here. Also,
~/.virt-manager/virt-manager.log as well. Thanks.
Comment 7 Andris Pavenis 2008-03-17 15:35:25 EDT
I'm getting it on x86_64 with qemu-0.9.0-7.fc8, virt-manager-0.5.3-1.fc8,
keyboard layout: fi.

[root@ap ~]# virsh --connect qemu:/system dumpxml Slackware-11
<domain type='kvm' id='1'>
    <boot dev='hd'/>
  <clock offset='utc'/>
    <disk type='file' device='disk'>
      <source file='/opt/kvm/slackware-11'/>
      <target dev='hda'/>
    <interface type='network'>
      <mac address='00:16:3e:7d:de:81'/>
      <source network='default'/>
      <target dev='vnet0'/>
    <input type='mouse' bus='ps2'/>
    <graphics type='vnc' port='5900' listen=''/>
Comment 8 Cole Robinson 2008-03-17 16:02:08 EDT
yes this is a bug on the virt-manager side. virt-manager should be able to set
up most keymaps to automatically work, but in the 'fi' case we didn't have a
mapping set up correctly. Current upstream has the option of setting the keymap
manually for the guest, but only after the initial install phase. 

As a quick fix, edit /usr/share/virt-manager/virtManager/keytable.py and replace
the line "":"fi" with "fi":"fi" and guests should set up a keymap correctly when
created. Also, current upstream has the ability to manually set the keymap for a
guest after the initial install phase.
Comment 9 Cole Robinson 2008-03-17 17:56:49 EDT
This should now be fixed upstream, also with some better logging. 


If that fix I suggested doesn't work, can you report that here?
Comment 10 Andris Pavenis 2008-03-18 17:04:42 EDT
Does not seem to work in Fedora 8 (x86_64). I didn't patch virt-manager yet.
only patched keytable.py ("se_FI":"fi" to "fi":"fi").

Comment 11 Cole Robinson 2008-03-18 17:20:31 EDT
Just to clarify, this won't fix an existing guest. It will only fix the mapping
for newly created guests. Did you try and create a new guest?
Comment 12 Bug Zapper 2008-05-13 23:51:59 EDT
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
Comment 13 Fedora Update System 2008-12-01 13:10:53 EST
virt-manager-0.6.0-0.fc9 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 9.
Comment 14 Fedora Update System 2008-12-01 13:22:43 EST
virt-manager-0.6.0-1.fc9 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 9.
Comment 15 Fedora Update System 2008-12-02 20:29:30 EST
virt-manager-0.6.0-1.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 testing repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
 If you want to test the update, you can install it with 
 su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing-newkey update virt-manager'.  You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F9/FEDORA-2008-10705
Comment 16 Fedora Update System 2008-12-21 03:26:30 EST
virt-manager-0.6.0-1.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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