AltGr key does not work in a Red Hat Linux virtual machine on a Windows Server 2008 R2-based computer

KB Article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2711774

INTRODUCTION

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.