Monday, December 08, 2008

Home, PageUp, PageDown and arrow keys not working inside VMware virtual machine

When running my Windows XP Pro 32-bit virtual machine on my Ubuntu 8.10 64-bit host, several keys are not working properly, including: Home, PageUp, PageDown, End, arrow keys, etc.

This virtual machine works fine when the host is Windows Vista 32-bit. This looks like a common issue when running vmware on Ubuntu 8.10. Thanks to this post which provided a simple solution for this annoying problem. In your Ubuntu host, edit the file /etc/vmware/config, and add the following line:
xkeymap.nokeycodeMap = true
This worked out for me! For more info see the original post.

2 comments:

cim said...

thank you! this is what i've been looking for, you are my hero now :)

Anonymous said...

Thank bro...............