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NoVNC special keys

asked 2014-07-23 11:31:21 -0600

Hi,

I have a Windows VM running on my tenant and I use console to manage it. I have try with a Ubuntu Desktop and I have the same problem. I noticed that when I use the special keys ({,}, @, etc.) they do not work properly

Is there any configuration I need to do?

Thanks,

Salvo.

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All special keys work just fine for me. You might be using something like Vimium that is causing those keys to not work on VNC console. Try using a different browser with no plugins.

Kashyap Kopparam gravatar imageKashyap Kopparam ( 2014-07-24 00:36:44 -0600 )edit

Thank for your reply. I have not installed Vimium on my brower. My problem is that I have an Italian keyboard (it-IT) and I want to type { and } chars. To write these characters I have to press AltGr+Shift+[ but in console doesn't work.

Salvo.

salvorapi gravatar imagesalvorapi ( 2014-07-24 03:17:39 -0600 )edit

If you are using Linux on the host machine you can use alt codes. just type alt+0123 and alt+0125 (i think) for the curly braces. On a mac you can use the on screen keyboard to insert those characters.

Kashyap Kopparam gravatar imageKashyap Kopparam ( 2014-07-24 03:32:03 -0600 )edit

I have linux on the host machine.I already tried but does not work :)

salvorapi gravatar imagesalvorapi ( 2014-07-24 04:44:12 -0600 )edit

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answered 2014-07-25 05:43:38 -0600

updated 2014-07-25 05:44:14 -0600

Solution:

On Ubuntu use the latest version of noVNC and special keys work! Clone the latest version to /opt:

# cd /opt
# git clone https://github.com/kanaka/noVNC.git

then modify the /etc/nova/nova.conf with the key:

web=/opt/noVNC

and restart nova-novncproxy

# service nova-novncproxy restart

Remember to clean you browser history for load new javascript scripts.

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