keyboard mapping?

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by kmd, Apr 6, 2006.

  1. kmd

    kmd

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    I just installed Solaris 10 in a VM, but can't access the | \ key at all in console mode.

    This is on a MacBook Pro.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks,

    K.
     
  2. ms @ parallels

    ms @ parallels Parallels Team

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    Thanks for the issue, we check this.
     
  3. tag

    tag

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    I have the same issue on Fedora Core 5.

    I could not get the PS/2 Mouse to map on Solaris 10 (mouse just doesn't work at all), so I never got that far with it.

    Overall though, the speed is great!
     
  4. mitchman

    mitchman

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    I'm having the same problem with CentOS 4.1 on an iMac with the Apple Pro keyboard. Typing "\" gives me a "<", typing "|" gives me a ">".
     
  5. kmd

    kmd

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    That keyboard behavior is what I'm getting in GNOME on Solaris also.

    I can't get the mouse to work either.

    K.
     
  6. tolaini

    tolaini

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    Same here with WinXP and Italian keyboard. The top-left "\" key is dead, the bottom-left "<" key prints "\".
     
  7. kmd

    kmd

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    OK, I fixed this with xmodmap for Solaris:

    Using xev I found the keycode for that key is 94.

    Putting:
    keycode 94 = backslash bar
    into a file and then loading that with xmodmap fixes the problem.

    K.
     
  8. smpdigital

    smpdigital

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    if you're on windows XP, there's this great tool to map keys, http://www.randyrants.com/2006/03/sharpkeys_20.html I mapped the key under vol- (the one with a crossed square) to be the caps lock key on my iMac, now the numeric keypad works as it should.
     

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