[CentOS] CentOS 7.6 1810 vs. VirtualBox : bug with keyboard layout selection

Fri Jan 4 14:55:54 UTC 2019
Akemi Yagi <amyagi at gmail.com>

On Fri, Jan 4, 2019 at 5:43 AM Jonathan Billings <billings at negate.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 04, 2019 at 09:42:55AM +0100, Nicolas Kovacs wrote:
> > <rant> And I'm glad to begin chapter 2 of my Introduction To Linux with
> > something like "Well, folks, unfortunately you can't select a custom
> > keyboard layout in VirtualBox because the enterprise class Linux we
> > talked about in chapter 1 has a bug in the kernel so for now the default
> > keyboard layout will have to be sufficient.</rant>
> I suppose this shows you how little Red Hat cares about using
> VirtualBox (product by their competition).
> If I were running a VM on a linux system, I'd probably use
> KVM/qemu/libvirt. I'm sure that was exhaustively tested.

You guys are overreacting. :)

The bug was in a patch applied to the upstream (kernel.org) kernel
version 4.17. Therefore any distribution running this kernel was
affected -- including Fedora and SuSE. Red Hat backports upstream
patches and this particular one was one of them.

By the way, there is a nicely written article about VirtualBox at RH:


along with other VM technologies.