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I'm currently running a couple of virtual linux boxes on my laptop and I can't get the backslash or pipe (vertical bar) to work in the shell/konsole. I type \\| but get <> instead (obviously works properly because I just typed them correctly). I haven't disturbed the keyboard or regional settings so I'm a bit stumped here.

Also, note that this is happening in two different virtual machines.

What am I doing wrong?
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Depending on your keyboard layout and the default keyboard layouts of the distributions you're running in virtualbox/vmware you might have to make some changes. How you do that often depends on your window manager / distribution.
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Originally Posted by MadCatMk2 View Post
Depending on your keyboard layout and the default keyboard layouts of the distributions you're running in virtualbox/vmware you might have to make some changes. How you do that often depends on your window manager / distribution.
I'm having the same problem in Ubuntu, Debian, BT4 and BT4r2. I'm using the default kb settings with a standard US keyboard/laptop. The issue doesn't exist in windows based vm's.
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I'm having the same problem in Ubuntu, Debian, BT4 and BT4r2. I'm using the default kb settings with a standard US keyboard/laptop. The issue doesn't exist in windows based vm's.
Try booting with a live CD to any of these to rule out the vm factor. There might be something special about your keyboard layout that you will have to modify manually. What's your keyboard model?
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Try booting with a live CD to any of these to rule out the vm factor. There might be something special about your keyboard layout that you will have to modify manually. What's your keyboard model?
Good idea but alas, the issue remains even with a live cd.

I'm using an Asus G51 laptop with the built-in keyboard.

EDIT: Just noticed that in your profile, you list country as Greece. I happen to be there myself right now. Leaving to go back to the states next week (been here a couple of months - lots of family here).
Edited by tr8rjohnk - 12/28/10 at 2:02pm
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Problem, as always, companies that can't manufacture things right. Here's a workaround:
http://forum.notebookreview.com/asus...remapping.html

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Problem, as always, companies that can't manufacture things right. Here's a workaround:
http://forum.notebookreview.com/asus...remapping.html

Hope you've enjoyed your stay here.
Awesome, THANK YOU!!!

I googled the hek out of this and couldn't find a thing. Thanks a ton for the help.

EDIT: Works for all distro's that I'm running except for Ubuntu but I get the general idea so I'm sure I'll sort through it.
Edited by tr8rjohnk - 12/29/10 at 4:21am
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