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[Qemu-discuss] Guest keyboard mapping in Qemu on MacOS-X?

From: Programmingkid
Subject: [Qemu-discuss] Guest keyboard mapping in Qemu on MacOS-X?
Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2019 06:20:12 -0400

> Hi,
> I’m using qemu-system-x86_64 on MacOS-X High Sierra and it works perfectly 
> for my needs except one thing: my macbook pro 2017 French keyboard is not 
> correctly recognized. In fact, the key left to the “1” Key (@ and # on my 
> keyboard) is dead under qemu.
> If I run centos-7, loadkey fr-mac will load all keys correctly except this 
> one which stays dead. If I try to check keypress, no event is triggered at 
> all when pressing this key.
> Is there a special -k parameter to send to qemu-system-x86_64 to make this 
> key available under linux?
> I’m currently using “-k fr” (and I’ve also tested -k fr-mac). None of those 
> -k options let me use the @# key :-/
> On latest version, it seems that the key above control (<> on French mac 
> keyboard) has the same keycode as “tab”. Before, it was swapped with the (@# 
> keycode)
> Any tip would be greatly appreciated.
> --
> Olivier LAHAYE

Do you see any messages in the terminal when running QEMU? Anything like 
"(cocoa) warning unknown keycode"?

I would suggest you add printf statements to the ui/cocoa.m file to see if 
these problem keys activate anything.

handleEvent and cocoa_keycode_to_qemu() are good places to start.

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