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When I press the ALT key it also presses the CTRL key in the guest machine (Fedora 20). This prevents me from typing [ ] { } ~ ... and so forth.

My current workaround is: After I press ALT I press CTRL once while still holding the ALT key so the "KeyUp event" for CTRL is done and then I have just ALT and then I can type the characters mentioned above.

This is however very annoying and I wonder if I can configure some settings to stop this from happening.

  • Keyboard layout host machine: Belgian (point)
  • Keyboard layout guest machine: Belgian (point)

Update:

I have looked around a bit and found that I can see keyboard events (amongst other things) with the xev command.

After pressing the ALT button while having XEV open the relevant output is the following:

KeyPress event, serial 36, synthetic NO, window 0x1c00001, root 0x173, subw 0x0, time 5797730, (219,-103), root:(323,625), state 0x10, keycode 37 (keysym 0xffe3, Control_L), same_screen YES, XLookupString gives 0 bytes: XmbLookupString gives 0 bytes: XFilterEvent returns: False

KeyPress event, serial 36, synthetic NO, window 0x1c00001, root 0x173, subw 0x0, time 5797730, (219,-103), root:(323,625), state 0x14, keycode 108 (keysym 0xfe03, ISO_Level3_Shift), same_screen YES, XKeysymToKeycode returns keycode: 92 XLookupString gives 0 bytes: XmbLookupString gives 0 bytes: XFilterEvent returns: False

KeyRelease event, serial 36, synthetic NO, window 0x1c00001, root 0x173, subw 0x0, time 5797819, (219,-103), root:(323,625), state 0x94, keycode 37 (keysym 0xffe3, Control_L), same_screen YES, XLookupString gives 0 bytes: XFilterEvent returns: False

KeyRelease event, serial 36, synthetic NO, window 0x1c00001, root 0x173, subw 0x0, time 5797820, (219,-103), root:(323,625), state 0x90, keycode 108 (keysym 0xfe03, ISO_Level3_Shift), same_screen YES, XKeysymToKeycode returns keycode: 92 XLookupString gives 0 bytes: XFilterEvent returns: False

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