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    VMWare Workstation 6.5: Fix for arrow and delete keys not working
    02/28/2009 2:36PM

    Under VMWare Workstation 6.5 I noticed that the arrow and delete keys no longer worked.  After a bit of searching around I found the following:

    Edit your "/etc/vmware/config" file and add:

    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

  • Comment By:
    02/28/2009 5:57PM
    Oh excellent. That saves me some work. On my Kubuntu 8.10 setup the arrow keys are mis-mapped and I was just about to look for a solution. Thanks!
  • Comment By:
    02/28/2009 5:59PM
    No problem.

    I ended up sticking with Kubuntu 8.10 instead of falling back to 8.04 and have a host of little tidbits that I need to glean from my MaintLog and post; least of which was learning how to write xorg.conf files by hand. At least that will come in hand down the road.

    I hope that KDE 4.2 is better. 4.1 sucks pretty badly.
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