Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 434994
Alt-Ctl-Del not handled - Can't login to WinXP
Last modified: 2008-02-26 14:54:57 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
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
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.
OK. This just stopped working sometime near the end of last week so I thought
There were a lot of X changes, perhaps one of them "broke" this.
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!