Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 509743
Strange Alt key issue when guest connected by virt-manager or virt-viewer
Last modified: 2014-06-02 09:17:06 EDT
Description of problem:
The keyboards and mouse generates some special 'Alt' actions sometimes
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
It's an alt key issue. press alt for a while and the steps:
1, Start a guest(KVM, xen PV, xen FV, any kinds of RHEL guest will be ok.)
2, Move the mouse to the guest window, and let the virt-viewer window get the mouse focus.
3, Press the "Alt" and "F", "S",or "H"to open a menu, keeps it hold and press some keys several times (More than 5 keys pressed.)
4, Release the "Alt" try to input something into a text file, the terminal,etc. the input will not correct, seems the Alt key have been pressed. Try to open some utilities or application by the mouse, the mouse do not work too.
But the issues are not stable and the the keyboard maybe can useable soon.
To back to a normal state:
1,open the guest by virt-manager and input something, then back to virt-viewer, the guest will back to a normal status.
2, let the mouse grab by the guest, then release it by press 'Ctrl + Alt', the guest will back to normal too.
Inline step 4.
The keyboard works as normal.
This issue also happens on virt-manager.
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