Same problem here. Here are the incorrect mappings I've found (windows key codes in parenthesis):
Right Alt (0x12)
Right Windows (0x5c)
Pg. Dn (0x22)
Please note that this is not the same problem as the host keys being lost - https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/195982 (of course it could be related)
VMWorkstation v6.5.0 build 118166 (x64)
VMPlayer v2.5.0 build 118166 (x64)
Ubuntu 8.10 desktop x64 (released today)
Did you not get the memo? 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
Noel -- thank you very much....worked like a charm.
Yes, worked like a charm.
Thanks! Works perfectly.
Anyway, what did you mean by "Did you not get the memo?" Which memo?
What is the xkeymap.keycode for print screen. (This fixed everything else)
I have the same problem with the printscr and ....
xkeymap.keycode.107 = 0x54 # PrintScr
now it is ok
what did you mean by "Did you not get the memo?" Which memo?
It was a joke. One of the VMware engineers had posted the same information a month or so earlier. This has been a bit of an FAQ item.
Not sure why people keep opening VMware-related defects on Launchpad, though, since no one supports VMware there.
Hi.. I have Ubuntu 8.10 and vmware player 2.5.1 Bundle installed. I also have lost my @ sign first + many others. I get them back inserting those xkeymap strings into that config file. Now everything else is working but my keyboard is Finnish and my keyboard scandic buttons wont work (ä, ö). Also I found that some keys are wrong places. Is there any language related list of ALL XKEYMAP.KEYCODE values, or do I have to calculate them all with my self I really do not know what to do. Help Please..
I'm also finnish and I'm struggling with the same issue. Arrow keys, del, ins etc are fine now, thanks to the "ALL XKEYMAP.KEYCODE" -fix. But for example "ö ä å - _ ' ? +" -keys are not working on the guest. I'm running vmware player 2.5.0 build-118166 on Ubuntu 8.10 64bit with 2.6.27-11 kernel. A virtual beer for anyone who can solve it!
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Care to translate?
Solution for Finland layout is to change only Finland while install new fresh OS, no Finland Classic keyboard layout. I have no found solution without installing Ubuntu again.... But now it works. This was tested both 32 & 64 b Ubuntu. With same strange behavior in VMWare Player 2.5.0 and 2.5.1