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    Question VMPlayer over vnc has problems with keyboard layout and shift

    I am running the latest vmplayer with a WinXP guest on my desktop Ubuntu box. On that linux box, I am running x11vnc. On my laptop running xvnc4viewer (also tried krdc), I connect to the desktop. All 3 computers use the dvorak keyboard layout.

    Typing in windows in lowercase works fine (the 4 home keys type "aoeu"). When I hold shift down I get "AR>G". If I change the keyboard layout in Windows to Qwerty (using the language bar), I get "asdf" in lower case and "AOEU" with shift down. So it seems that when the shift key is down, the keyboard map is getting applied twice.

    If I am at my desktop everything works fine, it is only over vnc that I have this issue.

    Anyone know why this may be happening and if there may be a workaround?

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    Re: VMPlayer over vnc has problems with keyboard layout and shift

    I had a similar problem using vnc using the Gnome desktop ... i switched to using fluxbox and it fixed ... this is what the xstartup file looks like found in the home/.vnc folder
    note the gnome line iscommented out. Hope this helps


    #!/bin/sh

    # Uncomment the following two lines for normal desktop:
    # unset SESSION_MANAGER
    # exec /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc

    [ -x /etc/vnc/xstartup ] && exec /etc/vnc/xstartup
    [ -r $HOME/.Xresources ] && xrdb $HOME/.Xresources
    xsetroot -solid grey
    vncconfig -iconic &
    xterm -geometry 80x24+10+10 -ls -title "$VNCDESKTOP Desktop" &
    #gnome-session &
    exec fluxbox
    xstartup (END)

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