[Bug 195982] Re: Shift key (and caps lock) stop working when using VMWare

BassKozz basskozz at gmail.com
Thu Jun 5 21:02:46 UTC 2008

I also am having the same problems, in the past I've changed my keyboard
layout (as previously mentioned) to temporarily fix it, but I will now
try using the "setxkbmap" fix that I picked up here, and I'll report
back with my findings. I am using a Dual-Monitor setup so removing
VMware Tools completely wouldn't be prudent for switching back-and-forth
between display's (2 VM's - I run one VM on each monitor).

Question to anyone using the "setxkbmap" work-around, does it only fix
the problem temporarly or for the duration of the uptime (until you
shutdown or reboot)???

Also I posted a thread on VMware's forums here: http://communities.vmware.com/thread/150155?tstart=0
Hopefully someone from VMware will update the VMware Tools to fix this issue.

Ubuntu 8.04 64-bit (UpToDate)
VMWare Workstation 6.0.4 build-93057
VMware Tools 7.2.9, build-80004

"Xorg -version" output:
X.Org X Server
Release Date: 5 September 2007
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
Build Operating System: Linux Ubuntu (xorg-server 2:1.4.1~git20080131-1ubuntu9)
Current Operating System: Linux user 2.6.24-18-generic #1 SMP Wed May 28 19:28:38 UTC 2008 x86_64
Build Date: 15 April 2008  05:41:18PM

Shift key (and caps lock) stop working when using VMWare
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