[Bug 195982] Re: Shift key (and caps lock) stop working when using VMWare
william.deans at gmail.com
Sun Aug 24 18:03:40 UTC 2008
VMWARE said Ubuntu 8.04 isn't supported and refused to look at the
On 8/24/08, Thommie Rother <t.rother at netzwissen.de> wrote:
> Just for info:
> I see the same behaviour on a Opensuse 11 host running VMware workstation
> 6.04 with a freshly installed Win XP guest.. Would be interesting to see the
> reaction of VMware guys upon willdeans support ticket in
> Will, any update on your request yet?
> Bye, Thommie
> 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
> Bug description:
> 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.
> --- MARK ----
> ... kernel ... rtc lost 7 interrupts ...
> --- MARK ---
> 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)
> TEST CASE:
> 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
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