jpaulhamus
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Workstation 6.5 / ubuntu 8.10 / unity mode crashes

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Good morning all,

I'm having a problem with Unity mode on Workstation 6.5.

First my major issue was the keyboard not working properly - easily fixed with:

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

However- after using this command, Unity mode menu will no longer function, and the VMWare Workstation window that is opened crashes and has to be forced quit. Like I said, takeing this command out of the config clears up the unity mode right away. Any help would be greatly appreciated as I use the Unity feature a lot.

Thanks!

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rtarnell
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I had this problem when using the nokeycodeMap fix. I fixed it by using the other suggestion:

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

(Sorry, I don't remember where I found that.)

This fixed the broken keyboard and I haven't noticed any problems with VMware since using it. I added it in /etc/vmware/config rather than ~/.vmware/config, in case that makes any difference.

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leeus
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Jumping on this bandwagon I get this too, also after fixing the keyboard as described

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rtarnell
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I had this problem when using the nokeycodeMap fix. I fixed it by using the other suggestion:

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

(Sorry, I don't remember where I found that.)

This fixed the broken keyboard and I haven't noticed any problems with VMware since using it. I added it in /etc/vmware/config rather than ~/.vmware/config, in case that makes any difference.

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jpaulhamus
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rtarnell is correct - using the manual keymap statements solves all issues (including an audio issue that I was having with Windows)

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Fabian10
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Thank you

I had the same problem, and your solution fixed it!

Everything runs OK now!!!! :smileygrin:

Fabian10

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