5 Replies Latest reply on Jan 12, 2018 7:19 AM by wila

    Annoying repeated keystrokes

    JohnSnow11 Lurker

      Hi,

       

      when working in the guest, I randomly get repeated keystrokes. For example I press return, and get 50 CRs instead (until I press another key). This happens quite frequently and is really annoying.

       

      I've googled this problem, and it seems to be around since quite some time - with no conclusive solution.

       

      My setup:

      VMware Player 6.0.3

      Host: Windows 7 x 64

      Guest: Ubuntu (13.x, 14.x, have tried various versions...) 64 bit

       

      What to do?

       

      cheers,

      John

        • 1. Re: Annoying repeated keystrokes
          TracyHuang Enthusiast
          VMware Employees

          Thanks for the posting. Would you please upload the logs including vmware.log & UI log? Besides, have you ever met the similar issue on other guest OS? e.g. windows, other Linux. etc.

          • 2. Re: Annoying repeated keystrokes
            wila Guru
            User ModeratorsvExpertCommunity Warriors

            Hi,

             

            The most common time when I see this happening is when accessing a virtual machine via it's console when using remote desktop - or similar product - to access a guest on a remote location.

            That's a known problem and there's a known fix.

             

            Shut down -not suspend- the VM

            Make sure that VMware Player is no longer running

            Add the following line to the .vmx file on your VM, if using copy&paste then make sure the quotes are normal -not fancy- quote characters.

            keyboard.typematicMinDelay = "2000000"
            

             

            Start your VMware Player and boot your guest again. The problem should be resolved when you are logged in.

             

            The units above are in microseconds and the delay on keys ends up being 2 seconds, which suffices in most cases.

             

            There's also a knowledge base article about this: http://kb.vmware.com/kb/196

             

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            • 3. Re: Annoying repeated keystrokes
              lzxjerry Lurker

              But  after i have finished all the procedure as you mentioned, the problem is till there. I mean the fix solution dosen't work .

              ESXi VMware  6.5

              virtual machine is windows server 2012 standard.

               

              Does anyone ever have this question same with me ? Thanks a lot.@

              • 4. Re: Annoying repeated keystrokes
                nsbickhart Lurker

                I am also still experiencing the same issue.  The added line keyboard.typematicMinDelay = "2000000"   in the .vmx file didn't work.  I am also using ESXi VMware 6.5

                • 5. Re: Annoying repeated keystrokes
                  wila Guru
                  vExpertCommunity WarriorsUser Moderators

                  Please open a new topic in the correct forum and supply enough information for us to actually be able to analyze your issue.

                  Perhaps start by also supplying a recent vmware.log file after you added the keyboard typematic delay setting.

                  How are you connecting? Did you install VMware Tools.

                   

                  This was an answer in 2014 for VMware Player, not VMware ESXi.

                  It should still work, but right now I only know "it doesn't work".

                   

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                  Wil

                  | Author of Vimalin. The virtual machine Backup app for VMware Desktop Products
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