2008-10-29

VMware cursor, etc. key misbehavior under Linux/Ubuntu Intrepid (8.10)

Cursor (arrow) keys acting like the Win key... and other strange key misbehavior caused by inappropriate key mapping? The following solved this problem for me:
echo 'xkeymap.nokeycodeMap = true' > ~/.vmware/config

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

if ~/.vmware/config already exists (a new line will be appended)