Keyboard issues with Ubuntu Lucid 10.04 and VMWare Workstation 7.0
dave at ucla.edu
Tue Apr 27 18:15:29 BST 2010
I confirmed this today and thought I'd share with the group. Here are the
I had similar problem in that the mouse worked on the gdm login screen but
the keyboard did not. I was able to login using the on-screen keyboard.
I enabled the on-screen keyboard via the universal access preferences,
(little man-in-circle button on gdm screen). Also had to reboot to get the
keyboard to display properly. Once logged in the regular keyboard worked
I found the :0-greeter.log file in /var/log/gdm had errors complaining about
not find symbols for "U.S. English" keyboard layout in us keyboard file. A
little grepping later finds "U.S. English" is set in
<from original file>
<changed to this, matching other linux installs>
Reboot and keyboard now works at login. Don't know if this is VMware's or
Ubuntu's fault during install, since I used the auto install process in
Workstation 7. Sounds like it could be VMware related as a manual install
seems to avoid this.
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