Vmware – Linux Host / Linux Guest – Keyboard Mappings Issues

Quick Tips from the field.

If you’re running a Linux host with a Linux guest and are having issues with your keyboard keys being mapped wrong inside your VM. (Like my up arrow was remapped to “Print” etc)

Then you can try the following.
edit the following file: /etc/vmware/config

Add the following:
xkeymap.nokeycodeMap = true

save the file.

Make sure vmware isn’t running and restart the vmware services like….

#sudo /etc/init.d/vmware restart

Then launch vmware again.

HTH

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