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Thread: BUG??? num lock, shift, ctrl key does not work!

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    BUG??? num lock, shift, ctrl key does not work!

    I use Hardy Kubuntu 32 bit Desktop and often when working with VMWare Console, my shift/control keys do not work when I switch back to hardy desktop. It works only inside VMWare console.

    Its becoming a pain because all my passwords are case sensitive and I have to use the mouse to log out and log back in. Worse if lock the desktop - I have to open another session, kill kdm and start over!

    This problem happens only when i work with VMWare which is frequent! It happened during Hardy Alpha releases but its cropping up again!

    I cant event do a "ps aux | grep" to query VMware services because of the "pipe" in the command!
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    Re: BUG??? num lock, shift, ctrl key does not work!

    Quote Originally Posted by gtdaqua View Post
    I cant event do a "ps aux | grep" to query VMware services because of the "pipe" in the command!
    Not much help with the keys not working

    you could add an alias to your .bashrc

    Code:
    alais  psg='ps aux | grep whatever'
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    Re: BUG??? num lock, shift, ctrl key does not work!

    But why is this happening? If numlock wont turn (or shift/control not working), whats the possible reason?
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    Re: BUG??? num lock, shift, ctrl key does not work!

    bump???
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    Re: BUG??? num lock, shift, ctrl key does not work!

    I am seeing this as well. Several times over the last few days. I am also running Vmware WS 6.03 and cannot try running without it but I do only see it so far on the one system running WS.
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    Re: BUG??? num lock, shift, ctrl key does not work!

    I have encountered the same problem too. Even shutting down vmware, does not restore shift key capability.

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    Re: BUG??? num lock, shift, ctrl key does not work!

    I'm using WS 6.03 with Hardy AMD64, have the same problem. Bugs have been filed and enough noise is being made. Other distributions are seeing this problem, and it happens across several versions of VMWare, Xorg, Gnome, and KDE. So far it is looking like some sort of Xorg bug, but I guess all we can do is be patient. A temporary workaround/fix is to create a shortcut/launcher to setxkbmap, which when ran, will restore normal functioning of modifier keys.

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    Re: BUG??? num lock, shift, ctrl key does not work!

    Quote Originally Posted by captaintrav View Post
    I'm using WS 6.03 with Hardy AMD64, have the same problem. Bugs have been filed and enough noise is being made. Other distributions are seeing this problem, and it happens across several versions of VMWare, Xorg, Gnome, and KDE. So far it is looking like some sort of Xorg bug, but I guess all we can do is be patient. A temporary workaround/fix is to create a shortcut/launcher to setxkbmap, which when ran, will restore normal functioning of modifier keys.
    Now, thats more like it!

    Let's see if this actually works. Hope this need not be 'sudoed' or its no good.
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    Re: BUG??? num lock, shift, ctrl key does not work!

    Quote Originally Posted by gtdaqua View Post
    Now, thats more like it!

    Let's see if this actually works. Hope this need not be 'sudoed' or its no good.
    No, it does not.

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    Re: BUG??? num lock, shift, ctrl key does not work!

    I have filed a bug against this with VMware. They also suggested the setxkbmap work-around. I have not yet had an opportunity to test this work-around. They are working on it.
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