2.1.0 currupts keyboard settings after install guest addons

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2.1.0 currupts keyboard settings after install guest addons

Postby abcuser » 18. Dec 2008, 20:45

Hi,
I have installed VirtualBox 2.1.0 on Windows XP SP3 host and Ubuntu 8.10 as guest.

Keyboard (non-US) is working OK on host and on guest before upgrading to 2.1.0 from 2.0.6 version. But after installing Guest Additions keyboard is working properly on host, but on Ubuntu US-keyboard is working despite my local language keyboard settings in guest.

I have remove guest additions by using info from this forum:
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sudo find /etc -name "*vboxadd*" -exec rm {} \;
sudo find /etc -name "*vboxvfs*" -exec rm {} \;
sudo rm -r /usr/src/vboxadd-*
sudo rm -r /usr/src/vboxvfs-*
sudo rm /usr/sbin/vboxadd-timesync
sudo rm /lib/modules/`uname -r`/misc/vboxadd.ko
sudo rm /lib/modules/`uname -r`/misc/vboxvfs.ko

and after guest reboot my local language keyboard in guest is working again.

I reinstalled guest additions and US-keyboard reappeared again.
So it looks like a bug in guest additions.

Does anyone have the same problem? Is there any work-around?
Thanks

EDIT: I have reported a bug to: http://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/2793
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Re: 2.1.0 currupts keyboard settings after install guest add

Postby fixedwheel » 19. Dec 2008, 01:49

Hi,
Does anyone have the same problem? Is there any work-around?

found a thread in linux guests Ubuntu 8.10 on Vista : AZERTY to QUERTY (VirtualBox 2.1.0)

with 2.0.6 GA the keyboard worked ok for me on 2.1.0 host
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Similar problem with keyboard

Postby FeroS » 20. Dec 2008, 01:25

My host is WinXP and guest OS is Ubuntu 8.04.
After installing VirtualBox 2.1.0 and VBLinuxAdditions I cannot login to Ubuntu. I cannot type "e" and "n" characters. Unfortunately "e" is in my name :shock:
I have to boot with older kernel and with "repaired" X server. After this clear step I can type "e" and "n" characters and log in the Ubuntu. But now VBLinuxAddition does not work . :roll:
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Postby Sasquatch » 20. Dec 2008, 03:17

There is a known issue with the GA breaking the keyboard layout on Linux Guests. It defaults to the US layout (qwerty). So either don't install the GA, or remind yourself that you must type on a US keyboard layout.
Read the Forum Posting Guide before opening a topic.
VirtualBox FAQ: Check this before asking questions.
Online User Manual: A must read if you want to know what we're talking about.
Howto: Install Linux Guest Additions
Howto: Use Shared Folders on Linux Guest
See the Tutorials and FAQ section at the top of the Forum for more guides.
Try searching the forums first with Google and add the site filter for this forum.
E.g. install guest additions site:forums.virtualbox.org

Retired from this Forum since OSSO introduction.
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Postby abcuser » 20. Dec 2008, 08:52

Hi,
I have solved the problem. Work-around solution is described in bug report site:
http://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/2793#comment:5
Regards
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Re: 2.1.0 currupts keyboard settings after install guest addons

Postby techguy » 6. Jan 2011, 11:28

Hello Dude,
It is said that oracle VM VirtualBox is an x86 virtualization software package now developed by Oracle Corporation.
Taking view of these fact I installed VirtualBox 3.2.12 on Windows XP SP3 host and Ubuntu 8.10 as guest.

But my Keyboard which was working before didn't work after installing. I mean, some of the keywords aren't typed but they seemed fine few days ago. I haven't changed any settings from control panel. Even, any other new programs are being installed except photoshop 7.0. Besides, I have one Guest account in my OS. The same keyboard runs fine in another system.

What is the most probable and best solution?
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