21.13. Missing Characters on Guest Console with Japanese Keyboard
On a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 host, connecting a Japanese keyboard locally to a machine may result in typed characters such as the underscore (the _ character) not being displayed correctly in guest consoles. This occurs because the required keymap is not set correctly by default.
With Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 guests, there is usually no error message produced when pressing the associated key. However, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 guests may display an error similar to the following:
atkdb.c: Unknown key pressed (translated set 2, code 0x0 on isa0060/serio0). atkbd.c: Use 'setkeycodes 00 <keycode>' to make it known.
To fix this issue in
virt-manager, perform the following steps:
- Open the affected guest in
- Click View → Details.
- Select Display VNC in the list.
- Change Auto to ja in the Keymap pull-down menu.
- Click the Apply button.
Alternatively, to fix this issue using the
virsh editcommand on the target guest:
virsh edit <target guest>
- Add the following attribute to the <graphics> tag: keymap='ja'. For example:
<graphics type='vnc' port='-1' autoport='yes' keymap='ja'/>