same Problem here:
Host: Ubuntu 8.10
Guest: Win XP
After Update to VMWare 6.5 the keyboard didn't work properly, I could fix that regarding this thread.
But the ALT GR key does not work. It's behaviour is, as it isn't pressed. Pressing ALT GR and '' (german keyboard) should bring an '~', but brings up an ''.
Using the keys STRG an ALT instead works.
I have the same problem. Ubuntu 8.10 host, Vista guest, Finnish keyboard layout.
To me it seems, that AltGr maps to enter key. Very difficult to enter unc paths
something\something, because \ is AltGr and + on a Finnish keyboard.
Same problem here:
Fedora 10 184.108.40.206-117.fc10.i686
VMWare Workstation 6.5.1 build-126130
That's not the only problem I got. It seems quite buggy.
I added keymap to /etc/vmware/config
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
maybe there are other keys missing, but for now am happy
This worked great! We run VMware workstation 6.5 on a Ubuntu 8.10 64 bit version, and could get the Alt Gr button to function.
Your solution was the only one working for us (and we tried alot before we found yours)!