Fixing keyboard problems with OSX and virt-manager

If, like me, you have been running virt-manager over an SSH tunnel, and are getting problems with the keyboard / key mappings, then you may be able to fix them by changing the keyboard settings in the virtual machines configuration.

1) Click the details button in the virtual machines virt-manager window.

2) Navigate to the Display VNC option in the left hand menu.

3) You should now see a Keymap drop down box. Select the correct Keymap that matches your keyboard, in my case it was en-gb.

4) Click Apply.

Good luck, it worked for me!


4 thoughts on “Fixing keyboard problems with OSX and virt-manager”

  1. I had to shut down the virtual machine, make the change, then boot it. Changing it while it was up and rebooting did NOT work…

    Thanks for the tip.

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