Configuring keyboard

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    Avatarhipernova
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    I’m evaluating NoMachine Workstation for use in a dedicated server for virtual desktop sessions; my intention is to use OpenSuse with either XFCE4 or KDE4, depending on needs; the problem is keyboard configuration.

    Using XFCE4 I cannot configure correctly it, failing to work Alt Gr + Key for 3rd level keycodes (Spanish Keyboard, PC105). I have tried a lot of things (setting keyboard layouts both in X session and X init scripts, trying setxkbmap reconfigurations) but none has worked so far. I’m starting to think that there is some problem with the config of the client or server side, because previously I had not this problem with version 3 of NX software, and working with the server using ssh in X11 forwarding mode X programs respond correctly to keyboard inputs.

    KDE4 is even worst, the keyboard failing totally to work.

    I have used clients in local side in both Windows (Win 7) and Ubuntu (9) SO, with the same results.

     

    Any suggestion?

     

    #1076
    Avatarfra81
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    Keyboard in version 3 (in NoMachine products and any other product derived from the same NoMachine version 3 software) worked in a completely different way, compared to version 4. In version 3 the keymaps of the client were uploaded to the agent X server, so that the X applications saw the same X keycodes as stored on the client. In version 4 the keycodes are sent by the client untranslated and the translation happens inside the target X server, according to the keymap selected by the user. This change is obviously for the better and allows the user to simply change the keyboard layout by selecting the keyboard in the control panel of the desktop environment. If you were running a previous version of NoMachine (or an alternative product based on the same NoMachine software), what we suggest is ensuring that you don’t try to load any special keyboard command on the client and that you don’t change the keyboard on the server upon running the NX session, for example to try to correct a keyboard problem encountered running an older NoMachine version.

    Regarding your specific issue, you don’t specify which NoMachine version you run on the server, but we suggest you upgrade to the 4.0.366 since it included one fix that was specifically aimed at solving AltGr keyboard problems.

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