[CentOS-virt] Problem with foreign-language keyboard

Mon Dec 3 09:28:22 UTC 2007
Akemi Yagi <amyagi at gmail.com>

On Dec 3, 2007 1:00 AM, James Wilde <James.Wilde at bredband.com> wrote:
> I am testing Xen on a Centos5 machine.  On this machine, the locale is
> en_US.UTF-8 and the keyboard is Sweden.  Everything works fine.
> I have created a guest operating system (I'm using vmware terminology, as I
> am still confused about DomU and Dom0).  The guest is also Centos5.
> According to the configuration files, the locale on the guest is also
> en_US.UTF-8 and the keyboard Sweden.
> However, in the guest, only the alphanumeric keys (a-z, 0-9) work as
> intended.  The numeric keyboard does not appear to work at all.  And the
> non-alphanumeric keys on the alpha keyboard do not produce the symbols they
> should provided with the Swedish keyboard.  There is no key, for example,
> which produces the hyphen, which means that it is impossible to enter a
> parameter to a command, such as ls -la.
> I wonder if anyone else has had a similar difficulty and found a solution.
> It doesn't have to be a solution for the Swedish keyboard.  Just a pointer
> or hint would be appreciated.

How about this wiki (near the bottom)?