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(Arrow) keys are not working in VMWare guest

von Mario Rasser

We had problems within some keys like Arrow, Up, Down etc. in the Guest OS running on a Ubuntu 8.10 and 9.04 running VMWare Server 2.0. The keymapping between host and guest is broken. That could be fixed with the following entries in ~/.vmware/config (create the file if it is not existing). The file is located in the home of the user that runs ther VMWare Console, e.g. from the VMWare Infrastructure Web Access environment.

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


Install VMWare Tools on Ubuntu Server

von Mario Rasser

How to install VMWare Tools on Ubuntu (tested on Ubuntu 8.10 and 8.04 LTS) in a rush:

  • Within your VMWare Infrastructure Client or WebGUI do a “Install VMWare Tools”
  • VMWare will provide a ISO Image with the VMWare Tools to the Virtual Machine
  • SSH to the Ubuntu Server you want the VMWare Tools be installed
  • OPTIONAL but prefered:
    sudo su -
    aptitude update
    aptitude full-upgrade
  • do the following steps as root or prefix a sudo:
    aptitude install build-essential linux-headers-`uname -r`
    mount /dev/cdrom
    cd /media/cdrom0/
    cp VMwareTools-2.0.0-122956.tar.gz /usr/src/
    cd /usr/src/
    tar xfzv VMwareTools-2.0.0-122956.tar.gz
    cd vmware-tools-distrib/
    # answer the question via defaults
    init 6

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