I’ve been having some weird keyboard issues for Windows VMs running in VMWare Workstation 6.5 on Ubuntu 8.10. I mean really weird. Primarily with the arrow keys.
I press the up key and the VM thinks I’m pressing the Print Screen button.
Pressing the down key and the VM thinks I’m pressing the windows key and up goes the start menu.
Pressing the actual windows key does nothing.
Strange and aggravating, but I found that many people were having this issue.
Well I found a fix. Enter this from a terminal:
echo ‘xkeymap.nokeycodeMap = true’ > ~/.vmware/config
That will prompt this window every time you power on a VM, but you can choose to never show it again.