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Nov
13
awarded  Scholar
Nov
13
accepted AltGr keys don't work with Ubuntu in VirtualBox
Nov
12
comment AltGr keys don't work with Ubuntu in VirtualBox
Well, it still works after renaming that file and rebooting. And the terminal still remembers old command history after reboot. With silly persistent dynamic states like that, I think it must be rather difficult to hunt down bugs: they can't be reliably reproduced in such an interfering environment. I think further evidence of that is how the bug about AltGr has gone yoyo: closed as resolved, re-opened, closed as resolved, re-opened, so on and on. So I think it would be a Good Idea(TM) to severely punish the person who introduced that persistence of settings & state. :-)
Nov
12
comment AltGr keys don't work with Ubuntu in VirtualBox
It is an interesting answer, using keycode 66. In my comment before you posted this answer, I noted that keycode 113, which I just copied and pasted from the net, works for that line. Now when I run xevas you suggest, it reports keycode 108. Yet the line I copied from the net works. So it apparently has nothing to do with the keycode. I changed it to 66, just for fun, and rebooted: it still works. So I conclude it's not something technically accurate at all, but evidently a Heisenbug in Ubuntu.
Nov
12
awarded  Student
Nov
12
comment AltGr keys don't work with Ubuntu in VirtualBox
I got the AltGr key working in Ubuntu. I just had to know that I should create a file called ".Xmodmap" and add this line: "keycode 113 = Mode_switch Multi_key". Which I found in a bug report about a similar issue, at bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xkeyboard-config/+bug/349487/…
Nov
12
asked AltGr keys don't work with Ubuntu in VirtualBox
Nov
12
awarded  Autobiographer