[PVE-User] VNC strange behaviour with special characters and AltGr keys

Florent THOMAS mailinglist at tdeo.fr
Fri May 17 23:40:40 CEST 2013

Hy folks,

I'm running the above pve version and I'm having strange issue with VNC 
console for all kinds of Vm's.

For example, I installed a centos6 as a KVM and as OpenVZ container and 
the behavior is the same.
I explain, I have some special characters in my password such as \,^ and 
stuff like that. The backslash needs to press AltGr key and when I do 
this it doesn't works. I tried to move with arrows and it doesn't works 

You would says check your Datacenter keyboard default layout and all the 
stuff... I made everything of that.
What is AMAZING, is when I change the pass to a more simple one without 
special characters. Of course it works but THEN, all the special 
characters could be written.

SO in the end, the keyboard layout is not recognize by the VNC console 
BEFORE connexion but is recognized after that.

Does anybody already struggle with something like this?


///pveversion --verbose//
//pve-manager: 2.3-13 (pve-manager/2.3/7946f1f1)//
//running kernel: 2.6.32-19-pve//
//proxmox-ve-2.6.32: 2.3-96//
//pve-kernel-2.6.32-11-pve: 2.6.32-66//
//pve-kernel-2.6.32-16-pve: 2.6.32-82//
//pve-kernel-2.6.32-19-pve: 2.6.32-96//
//pve-kernel-2.6.32-14-pve: 2.6.32-74//
//lvm2: 2.02.95-1pve2//
//clvm: 2.02.95-1pve2//
//corosync-pve: 1.4.4-4//
//openais-pve: 1.1.4-2//
//libqb: 0.10.1-2//
//redhat-cluster-pve: 3.1.93-2//
//resource-agents-pve: 3.9.2-3//
//fence-agents-pve: 3.1.9-1//
//pve-cluster: 1.0-36//
//qemu-server: 2.3-20//
//pve-firmware: 1.0-21//
//libpve-common-perl: 1.0-49//
//libpve-access-control: 1.0-26//
//libpve-storage-perl: 2.3-7//
//vncterm: 1.0-4//
//vzctl: 4.0-1pve2//
//vzprocps: 2.0.11-2 //
//vzquota: 3.1-1 //
//pve-qemu-kvm: 1.4-10 //
//ksm-control-daemon: 1.1-1 /

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