VNC-Console - keyboard issue

udo

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Hi,
first - it's looks very good!

I had an keyboard-issue with the vnc-console. If i type "/" i get no character. The strange thing is, that the install system use us-layout and my computer has german layout (in pve i use GUI language default english). The most other characters are right (z is z).

Next try: squezze-install. Select german settings (also keyboard), z is y in the console - no real problem (/ is here on shift-6), but with tab i can't select <ok>, because the VNC-Menue toggles with tab (Start, Stop and so on).

Is the keyboard of the vnc-console configurable?

Udo

Edit: if i switch my keyboard to us-mapping i can use the / - enough as workaround
 
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tom

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works here, see screenshots. (I am sitting behind a win7 desktop with german/austria keyboard, using chrome browser)
datacenter-keyboard-settings.pngsqueeze-keyboard-settings.png
 

udo

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Hi Tom,
just checked with chromium (13.0.782.220 (Developer Build 99552 Linux) Built on Debian unstable, running on Debian wheezy/sid):

If i want to use the tab-key for command completion the menu-bar (Start) will selected - see screenshot tab.png
 

tom

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so you use a Debian Wheezy as your Desktop? Which java plugin do you run? I will need to setup such a box, as on my windows desktops 'tab' works.
 

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Well, that sounds more like a browser bug (browser grabs tab event, so it gets not delivered to the java applet) - does it work with the console from 1.9?
 

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so you use a Debian Wheezy as your Desktop? Which java plugin do you run? I will need to setup such a box, as on my windows desktops 'tab' works.
Hi Tom,
yes it's a aptosid-box - run fine.
I had following plugin:
Code:
ii  sun-java6-bin                                 6.26-3                            Sun Java(TM) Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 (architecture dependent files)
ii  sun-java6-jre                                 6.26-3                            Sun Java(TM) Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 (architecture independent files)
ii  sun-java6-plugin                              6.26-3                            Java(TM) Plug-in, Java SE 6
Udo
 

tom

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confirmed. its a client issue. It works fully if I connect via a windows desktop browser (Firefox, Chrome).

if I use a Debian Squeeze as desktop system, the pressing the 'tab' activates the menu bar (tested with Firefox and Chrome).
 

bread-baker

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The other day I had installed Ubuntu 11.10 to test, we scrapped it as the function keys in terminal would always open the file menu for terminal .

that does not happen on any of the other 5 or so debian , mint or ubuntu systems we've got here.

so it could be something to do with sid or testing and not stable squeeze .

I am in the process of installing prox 2.0 and will use a Ubuntu 10.04 LTS client to test this issue.
 

bread-baker

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similiar happened to me.

Using Gnome Terminal 2.30.2 ,
when I pressed the tab key , the cursor did not go to the next field. it stayed on the same field.

that was at the enter user password prompt in a Ubuntu install .
 

bread-baker

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and after the kvm was installed, tabs are still an issue.

in the ubuntu 10.04 vnc , running firefox,

at the address bar when tab is pressed, the cursor stays on the address bar instead of moving to the next field [ which is the google search field].
 

udo

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confirmed. its a client issue. It works fully if I connect via a windows desktop browser (Firefox, Chrome).

if I use a Debian Squeeze as desktop system, the pressing the 'tab' activates the menu bar (tested with Firefox and Chrome).
Hi Tom,
but it's not only squeeze related - the same things happens on my test-laptop, which is an pve1.8 (not yet updated) with an lxde-desktop and iceweasel 3.5.5 (with sun 1.6.0_22).

Udo
 

tom

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yes, as far as I see its on all Linux desktops. On Windows desktops no problem.
 

xlnt

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Got the same problem here running Ubuntu 11.10 and Kubuntu 11.10. Also the character encoding is totally wrong in VNC console so it is very hard to use. And yes I have set the keyboard under datacenter-options- keyboard (have to use Finnish since there is no Swedish). Or maybe it just that the ALT GR does not work in the console as it should.
 

bread-baker

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could you supply more information with the output of this from cli [ as the devs usually need it ].
Code:
pveversion -v
 

xlnt

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Yes, here is the output.

pveversion -v
pve-manager: 2.0-10 (pve-manager/2.0/7a10f3e6)
running kernel: 2.6.32-6-pve
proxmox-ve-2.6.32: 2.0-52
pve-kernel-2.6.32-6-pve: 2.6.32-52
lvm2: 2.02.86-1pve1
clvm: 2.02.86-1pve1
corosync-pve: 1.4.1-1
openais-pve: 1.1.4-1
libqb: 0.6.0-1
redhat-cluster-pve: 3.1.7-1
pve-cluster: 1.0-11
qemu-server: 2.0-6
pve-firmware: 1.0-13
libpve-common-perl: 1.0-8
libpve-access-control: 1.0-2
libpve-storage-perl: 2.0-6
vncterm: 1.0-2
vzctl: 3.0.29-3pve3
vzprocps: 2.0.11-2
vzquota: 3.0.12-3
pve-qemu-kvm: 0.15.0-1
ksm-control-daemon: 1.1-1
 

bread-baker

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there were some upgrades today, try those to see if the problem is resolved,

if not I suggest you start a new thread, as some data in this one is stale.

good luck!
 

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