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

Dirk rptq at whoever.com
Mon Jun 9 05:58:43 UTC 2008

@krouskop,  which problem are you referring to exactly? The xmodmap
problem can be reproduced in at least two ways: (1) hold the ctrl key
while you move the mouse from the guest to the host as described by Oren
Held in #110, (2) going full screen with CTRL+ALT+ENTER while VM option
"Grab keyboard and mouse input on mouse click" is switched on. I can
reproduce both on my Hardy machine (x.org 7.3, VMWare WS 6.0.3 and
6.0.4), but my Gutsy laptop  (x.org 7.2, VMWare WS 6.0.3 and 6.0.4) does
not run into the xmodmap problem.

Have a look at http://communities.vmware.com/message/966014
There are quite few reports about the same problem in different distros. What we all have in common is the upgrade to x.org 7.3.

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