I would like this problem fixed. How about you?
Post by Ronny Ager-Wick
I remember having this problem even with Dapper, that's so long time ago
I can't even remember the version number... I have no idea what x.org
version I used back then, but surely it can't have been v.7.3?
At that time, as I didn't manage to solve it and didn't really need
VMWare, I just stopped using it. It's only when I reinstalled it on
Gutsy (7.10), and then Hardy (8.04) that I really tried hard finding a
solution and have been using setxbmap ever since. But mostly I avoid the
When switching the VM for using it in windowed mode, give the VM the
keyb and mouse by clicking inside the window and release it with Crtl-Alt.
When switching the VM for using it in full screen, do NOT click inside
the VM to give it keyb/mouse, but rather press Crtl-Alt-Enter when
VMWare viewer is the active window. Release with Crtl-Alt as usual.
If I accidentally switch to full screen mode after using the VM in
windowed mode, there's a 100% chance the problem will occur, so when
that happens I just run setxkbmap.
I know, not a solution, but at least it's livable. As I'm using the free
1. They fix it
2. VirtualBox becomes stable enough to use
Post by Milleman
Just wanted to add to my previous posting...
If it turns out to be an "issue" with the newer x.org v7.3, that may be
somewhat different from the v7.2, I'll would anyhow consider the whole
problem as a VMWare problem that has to be fixed by the VMWare team. If
VMWare isn't fully compatible with x.org v7.3, then it must be their
mission to make it compatible.
Shift key (and caps lock) stop working when using VMWare
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Status in The Linux Kernel: Invalid
Status in "linux" source package in Ubuntu: New
Status in "xorg" source package in Ubuntu: Triaged
Status in Gentoo Linux: New
After a day or so of running the shift key mysteriously stops working as
does the cap lock. In other words I cannot enter shifted characters of any
kind. The keyboard is connected to a KVM and all other systems respond to it
properly. In additional any VMWare sessions I have open respond correctly.
So I have the condition where all non-vmware applications in Ubuntu Hardy
(all updates applied as of 2008-02-26 at 12:43 UTC) fail to recognize the
shift key BUT applications within an active (a paused/restarted session also
works) VMWare sessions running DO recognize the key.
When this condition occurs ALL applications (except those within a VMWare
session) are also unstable and will usually crash within a few keystrokes.If
I continue to operate in this mode. I cannot pinpoint what, if any,
application triggers this. It has always happened while working within
terminal/browser/vmware sessions and NOT when opening a new application. It
could be related to the KVM switch, but none of my other systems (2
Mandriva, 1 Windows) are affected by this.
This bug has been present on my system for a number of days across daily
updates and reboots (if the update requested it) and I think since I
installed Hardy Alpha 1.
A work around: log off and back on. A reboot/restart does not appear to be
Error logs show some unusual activity.
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... kernel ... rtc lost 7 interrupts ...
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Plus some segfaults indicating which application crashed as I tried to type
into it (mouse works fine).
System: HP dv9743cl (which otherwise works lovely)
Ubuntu: Hardy 8.04 (from lsb-release)
1. Click inside the VM and
2. Hold any of the Ctrl, Alt and/or shift keys while releasing the
keyboard/mouse to the host OS (which you obviously do when you press
Crtl-Alt to revert back to windowed mode, as the cursor is then released
from the VM).
After this happens to recover your keyboard execute 'setxkbmap' in a