Ubuntu 8.10, 11.04 and Keymapping in VMware Guest Print E-mail
Written by myOltrans    Sunday, 01 February 2009 15:04    Last Updated on Saturday, 28 January 2012 08:05

There is a known bug about remapping Cursor keys, Insert, Home, Page Up, Delete, End, Page Down in the VMware guest.

It can be solved easily by adding this one line:

xkeymap.nokeycodeMap = true

in the file /etc/vmware/config. As the root user (sudo won't work in this case), this command should do it for you:

echo "xkeymap.nokeycodeMap = true" >> /etc/vmware/config

If this still does not work, follow the instructions bellow:

  1. Open up /home/{username}/.vmware, where {username} is the user account you, er, "use".  If you’re doing this in Nautilus, you’ll need to Show Hidden Files.
  2. Create a new file in there called "config".
  3. Edit config in a text editor, and add the line:
    • xkeymap.nokeycodeMap = "TRUE"
  4. Save it, and enjoy!

If neither of these solutions do not help you, read the other possible solutions from the original post - VMWare and the fubar keyboard effect.


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