PiKVM using a Raspberry Pi Zero 2W


My new OpenBSD server / toy is a fanless barebone that is supposed to be connected to an HDMI monitor and a USB keyboard. The serial console port is only available since OpenBSD boots. So I decided to assemble a KVM using a Raspberry Pi Zero and the PiKVM software to be able to gain full access to the BIOS and bootloader via the network.

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Solve OSX keyboard issues running virt-manager through SSH


While testing Linux KVM on Debian 6, I choose to access the management tool, virt-manager, from my Mac, running OSX Lion, through an SSH connexion. I’m using a french keyboard and discovered that it was sending garbage to the virtual machines console. I couldn’t even use the default Ctrl+Alt key binding to get out of the console. There are a few tricks to apply to solve this.

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