OK, so I've already read the KB article on "[Keyboard Mapping Explained (Linux Hosts Only|http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=363&sliceId=1&docTypeID=DT_KB_1_1&dialogID=58774212&stateId=0%200%2058770931] )", but in only partially helps. Plus it doesn't list VMWare Workstation 6 under "Product Versions", so I'm not sure if it even applies to v.6.
I'll try to quickly explain my situation and see if anyone has any sugguestions/fixes. My host is Gentoo Linux 64-Bit. I have VMWare 6.0.3 build-80004 installed. Everything seems to work just fine on it. I have installed several VM's on it both Windows and Linux. Everything except the keyboard, I should add, or at least part of the keyboard. More precisely, everything to the right of the enter key. So, basically, the arrow keys, ins, home, pg up/down, del, end, prt scrn, scroll lock, pause/break, and they keypad. Now I should add that the numbers on the keypad work, and the arrow buttons on the keypad work if num lock is off. This would be a huge deal, except I use the arrow keys A LOT! In fact my up arrow key is mapped to print screen, so everytime I hit it, I get the darned print screen window popping up in KDE. Ugh!
Once I found the above mentioned KB article, I thougt my problems were over. However their sugguestion is to remap the keys in error. Ok, so that means I will have to remap.... ummm.... 30 KEYS!? Ok, so maybe I will just do the arrow keys since those are the ones I use the most. Since there is no link to VMWare Workstation 6 in the KB, I use the 5.5 instructions. It says to edit ~/.vmware/config. Except I have no ~/.vmware/config file. Ok, so I just create one, put in the
'xkeymap.usekeycodeMapIfXFree86 = true' command (no quotes) they sugguest. Boot into my Linux SuSE VM, still no go. Doesn't appear to have done anything. The sugguest using this instead if the above doesn't work: '
xkeymap.usekeycodeMap = true'. Shutdown VM, edit .config, reboot VM, still no go.
Ok, so I guess I will have to follow the " The Longer Story" guide... ugh! Well, anyway, without getting into all the gory details of that, it kinda works, but now my arrow keys are remapped to something completely different. I am starting to pull my hair out on this. If anyone can help me, please do.