VNC keymap default through virt-manager does not take effect while using Mac-OS as the client

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • Guests are configured to use VNC display. Using virt-manager from a remote X11 client (Mac OS) and connecting to the console the keyboard mapping is all wrong.  This is not the behavior when RHEL or Ubuntu or Windows clients are used to launch virt-manager via X11 forwarding.
  • In rescue mode all key-mappings are wrong (e.g. delete produces a comma).


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1
  • MAC OS client.

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