KB2711774 – AltGr Key Does Not Work In Red Hat Linux virtual VM On A W2008R2 Hyper-V

Another hotfix for Linux VMs on Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V.  This time it is for when the AltGr key does not work in a Red Hat Linux virtual machine on a Windows Server 2008 R2-based computer.

Consider the following scenario:

  • You install the Hyper-V role on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2.
  • You install Red Hat Linux on a virtual machine.
  • You connect to the virtual machine from a computer that is connected to a non-US keyboard.

In this scenario, the AltGr key does not work in the Red Hat Linux virtual machine.

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft.

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