Troubleshooting broken keys on an Ubuntu 14.04 VM


When you access an Ubuntu 14.04 VM desktop from the Secure Remote Access (SRA) browser client, the double quote (") and tilde (~) keys may not work because of the standard keyboard settings in the VM guest operating system.


To fix the keyboard settings for a standard US keyboard mapping, use the following steps:

  1. In the Ubuntu guest OS, open the /etc/default/keyboard file.
  2. Change the layout and variant settings to:

  3. Run the following command:


If you want to use a different keyboard layout, edit the layout settings to match the keyboard layout selected on the VM Hardware Settings page (see Overview of VM hardware and guest OS settings).