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Old 05-19-2007, 03:11 PM   #1
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Virtualbox keyboard problem

Anybody have virtualbox experience?
I can get virtualbox to load WinXP and Puppy (happens to be what I tried) and can perform all mouse operations but the keyboard is impossible. enter = esc, numerals are sort of home row (1=a, 2=b, etc.). I haven't figured out where ctrl-R is at but ctrl+alt+backspace does end the session but in general the OS in impossible to deal with. There seems to be no keyboard settings in the frontend GUI. I tried different keyboards and get the same with all. It would be completely awesome if I could just use the keyboard. If fact, I'd highly recommend it except for this one little problem.
Any suggestions? (and VMWare is not an option since I like things like free beer).
Old 05-19-2007, 04:06 PM   #2
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I can't help you much with the misconfigured keys - I have VirtualBox running fine, except that the window sliders don't slide when I resize the window - I have to reset the client display resolution, instead.

However, ctrl-R is the right ctrl key. Since I'm on a laptop, there isn't a right ctrl key, so I changed the key to the 'Super' key.

Anyhow, hope this helps....
Old 05-19-2007, 04:48 PM   #3
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Thanks. My problem is that I can't figure out what keys are ctrl-R. I hit it once when, out of frustration, I was banging on my keyboard (literally) but couldn't tell what I did.
Maybe relevant or not but I'm running vbox on Mandriva Spring 2007.


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