I am using a Raspi 2B with the latest RetroPie SD card image. I got pretty much everything to working so far, but I have one big issue with Dosbox: The keyboard (even in the initial DOS prompt) only works somewhat:
– No matter whether I set the English or German keyboard layout (keyb gr), “z” is always in the bottom left and “y” in the upper middle (i.e. US layout)
– Special keys öäü and the “?ß\” key don’t work – which is particularly bad because I can’t do a backslash.
– No matter the keyboard layout in Dosbox, the characters above the numbers are always from the German layout.
My Linux is configured to using the German keyboard layout (with raspi-config), which works fine everywhere else. I’ve attached my /home/pi/.dosbox/dosbox-SVN.conf
Does anybody else have a similar problem or have an idea how to fix this?
So as it turns out, Dosbox seems to be confused by a German keyboard layout on the Raspberry Pi. So the way to “fix” this issue is to set the keyboard layout to US English in raspi-config. Then “keyb gr” in Dosbox correctly sets the German keyboard layout within Dosbox and all keys work.