Build 1970 - Keypad Enter Still Sending AltGr

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by KBrack, Nov 1, 2006.

  1. KBrack

    KBrack Bit Poster

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    I just downloaded and installed Build 1970 on my MacBook Pro and I'm still having an issue with the numeric keypad Enter key - it is still sending the AltGr code. I'm using the MacBook with an external Apple keyboard.

    I own a personal license of Parallels for my iMac at home and it now works properly - build 1966 fixed the keypad enter there. However, my work machine is the Macbook Pro and build 1966 and 1970 both exhibit the problem.

    Here's more details that I wrote when 1966 was realeased:

    I was excited to see that the Enter key behavior was fixed. However, nothing seems to have changed on my machine, I still get the AltGr when I use the numeric keypad Enter key. I've turned the keypad on and off using the clear key with no luck.

    I also use TradeKeys, a utility that lets me re-map the keyboard to swap the Alt and Windows keys so they match the Mac's Command and Option. I've removed all mapping there and the enter key is still sending the AltGr. (When TradeKeys remapping is running, the Enter key acts as the Windows key -- as expected.)

    Any ideas on what's going on? Andrew mentioned using a keyboard configuration file to change the Enter key behavior. Have I (or TradeKeys) got something messed up there?

    Any help on how to troubleshoot would be much appreciated!​
     
  2. tacit_one

    tacit_one Kilo Poster

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    Please, try type the following in your Terminal App:
    rm -f /Library/Parallels/.keyboard_config

    And restart your application.
    Max.
     
  3. BruceK

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    Nope. Didn't help here.
     
  4. austone

    austone

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    What's new in 1970?
     
  5. luz

    luz

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    keyboard configuration file?

    Here it is again - that magic ;) keyboard config file Andrew mentioned in another thread.

    I'd be most interested if this is some sort of keyboard remapping mechanism. Any information on that you can share?
     
  6. tacit_one

    tacit_one Kilo Poster

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    Ok. Then you need to add "nonumenterasaltgr" line to the /Library/Parallels/.keyboard_config config file.
    I guess we will add some automatic config tool for this value soon. For now you can type the following in your Terminal:

    sudo echo "nonumenterasaltgr" > /Library/Parallels/.keyboard_config
    sudo chmod 777 /Library/Parallels/.keyboard_config

    BR,
    Max
     
  7. BruceK

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    I tried that and received a permission denied response to the first command. I then received a "no such file or directory" when I tried the second. And this is after removing the file as you initially suggested and then restarting Parallels.

    Bruce
     
  8. STim

    STim Super Moderator

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    Bruce,

    Are you sure you haven't forgot that heading "sudo" while runnig the command?
    If you haven't, did the terminal prompt you for password?
    If so, are you sure you have entered a correct root's password?

    Those are the only three reasons for such behavior I can think about...

    Best regards,
    Tim
     
  9. KBrack

    KBrack Bit Poster

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    I can report the same. I deleted the file with the rm command and then tried the sudo and got the permission denied error.
     
  10. STim

    STim Super Moderator

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    BruceK, KBrack,

    Please try the following commands instead:

    sudo touch /Library/Parallels/.keyboard_config
    sudo chmod 666 /Library/Parallels/.keyboard_config
    sudo echo "nonumenterisaltgr" > /Library/Parallels/.keyboard_config

    This should do the trick.

    Best regards,
    Tim
     
  11. BruceK

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    In looking in the Library/Parallels folder I see no such file. Not with Finder and not when I looked in the folder from within Terminal using the ls -l command. And I made sure I was in the Library folder off of the root of the hard disk.
     
  12. KBrack

    KBrack Bit Poster

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    Fixed It for Me!

    Thanks Tim,

    That indeed did do the trick.

    KB
     
  13. BruceK

    BruceK

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    Still no success. I cut and pasted the above commands to Terminal and then restarted Parallels. Entering text in Notepad and pressing the Enter key from the numeric keypad still results in the AltGr (or whatever) combination - no Enter.
     
  14. STim

    STim Super Moderator

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    BruceK,

    Please post here the output of

    cat /Library/Parallels/.keyboard_config
    ls -la /Library/Parallels/.keyboard_config

    This will sched some light on your problem.

    Best regards,
    TIm
     
  15. BruceK

    BruceK

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    bruce-krobuseks-computer:~ bkrobusek$ cat /Library/Parallels/.keyboard_config
    nonumenterisaltgr
    bruce-krobuseks-computer:~ bkrobusek$ ls -la /Library/Parallels/.keyboard_config-rw-rw-rw- 1 root wheel 18 Nov 1 13:10 /Library/Parallels/.keyboard_config
    bruce-krobuseks-computer:~ bkrobusek$

    Note that I am using an external Belkin USB keyboard.

    Thanks!

    BTW - you guys working on a fix for the Control key as well? :)
     
  16. BruceK

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    Tim:

    I reinstalled build 1970 and the Enter key now works as expected. Thanks!

    Control key is still hosed, though... :)

    Bruce
     

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