2008-10-29

VMware cursor, etc. key misbehavior under Linux/Ubuntu Intrepid (8.10)

Cursor (arrow) keys acting like the Win key... and other strange key misbehavior caused by inappropriate key mapping? The following solved this problem for me:
echo 'xkeymap.nokeycodeMap = true' > ~/.vmware/config

resp.
echo 'xkeymap.nokeycodeMap = true' >> ~/.vmware/config

if ~/.vmware/config already exists (a new line will be appended)

7 comments:

  1. Anonymous11.11.08

    Awesome! Thanks!

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  2. Anonymous14.11.08

    you're a lifesaver - that cursor problem was driving me insane.

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  3. Right on!! Thanks

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  4. Lionel7.1.09

    I was turning crazy!
    Many many thanks...

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  5. Thanks, that worked great.

    I'd recommend to always use the second command, because it will also work when the file does not exist. :)

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  6. Anonymous2.2.09

    Perfect - nice one.

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  7. PT - Funcionou:)
    EN - It works :)

    I post on my blog too, with source of yours:
    http://aventux.blogspot.com/

    abr,
    Paulo Gomes

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