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Old 23-12-2009
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Problem of arrow keys with VMWARE
  

I am using the Ubuntu Linux Intrepid 8.10 and also have the vmware 6.5 on my computer. But, while using this I am constantly getting the problem of arrow keys. This problem mostly occur while using the Vmware and I want to know the exact reason behind this and if anyone is having solution on this, then please give me that, so I can solve my problem. Though the problem frequently occur with the arrow keys sometimes it also give problems with pg up/pg down and home/end keys also.

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Re: Problem of arrow keys with VMWARE

Hello, this is quiet common problem of the user of Vmware. There is problem in vmware itself, due to which you get this problem of arrow keys. You can solve this problem within the seconds with the steps below:
  • First create a file having name as configure under .vmware folder in your home directory.
  • Now save the following in this file :
    Code:
    xkeymap.nokeycodeMap = true
  • Done.
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Re: Problem of arrow keys with VMWARE

To solve the problem of arrow keys with vmware you need to create the config file in your vmware directory which must contain the code below:

xkeymap.keycode.78 = 0x46 # Scroll_Lock
xkeymap.keycode.104 = 0x11c # KP_Enter
xkeymap.keycode.105 = 0x11d # Control_R
xkeymap.keycode.106 = 0x135 # KP_Divide
xkeymap.keycode.108 = 0x138 # Alt_R
xkeymap.keycode.110 = 0x147 # Home
xkeymap.keycode.111 = 0x148 # Up
xkeymap.keycode.112 = 0x149 # Prior
xkeymap.keycode.113 = 0x14b # Left
xkeymap.keycode.114 = 0x14d # Right
xkeymap.keycode.115 = 0x14f # End
xkeymap.keycode.116 = 0x150 # Down
xkeymap.keycode.117 = 0x151 # Next
xkeymap.keycode.118 = 0x152 # Insert
xkeymap.keycode.119 = 0x153 # Delete
xkeymap.keycode.127 = 0x100 # Pause
xkeymap.keycode.133 = 0x15b # Meta_L
xkeymap.keycode.134 = 0x15c # Meta_R
xkeymap.keycode.135 = 0x15d # Menu

This will set your keyboard to work well as per the settings in your file.
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Re: Problem of arrow keys with VMWARE

I am also having quiet similar problem. I am using windows xp on my computer and also having Ubuntu 8.10 which is of 64 bits as a host. I am using VMware Player 2.5.0 on that and also have the Vmware Tools 2.0.0 which are of build 116503. But, while using them I am getting the problem of page up and page down keys. I don't know the exact reason behind this problem. Else of the time all of the keys work properly.
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Re: Problem of arrow keys with VMWARE

This is quiet simple problem and we can able to solve this problem with the help of steps below:
  • xkeymap.nokeycodeMap = true is the line which you have to add in the path of ~/.vmware/config
  • Now restart your vmware to save the configuration settings.
  • After this your vmware will give you some warning which is related to the keyboard layout. Just ignore it.
  • Your problem has been solved.
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Re: Problem of arrow keys with VMWARE

You are getting the problem in the arrow keys while using the Vmware then you need to use the steps below:
  1. First you need to change /usr/lib/vmware/config file. So, open that file.
  2. After opening the config file add below lines to the end of file.
    xkeymap.keycode.108 = 0x138 # Alt_R
    xkeymap.keycode.106 = 0x135 # KP_Divide
    xkeymap.keycode.104 = 0x11c # KP_Enter
    xkeymap.keycode.111 = 0x148 # Up
    xkeymap.keycode.116 = 0x150 # Down
    xkeymap.keycode.113 = 0x14b # Left
    xkeymap.keycode.114 = 0x14d # Right
    xkeymap.keycode.105 = 0x11d # Control_R
    xkeymap.keycode.118 = 0x152 # Insert
    xkeymap.keycode.119 = 0x153 # Delete
    xkeymap.keycode.110 = 0x147 # Home
    xkeymap.keycode.115 = 0x14f # End
    xkeymap.keycode.112 = 0x149 # Prior
    xkeymap.keycode.117 = 0x151 # Next
    xkeymap.keycode.78 = 0x46 # Scroll_Lock
    xkeymap.keycode.127 = 0x100 # Pause
    xkeymap.keycode.133 = 0x15b # Meta_L
    xkeymap.keycode.134 = 0x15c # Meta_R
    xkeymap.keycode.135 = 0x15d # Menu
  3. Now save the config file.
  4. Then close the Vmware and again open it.
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