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Shift/Ctrl/Alt Keys Not Working In Linux When Running Vmware

Posted on Mar 24 2009 by Matthew Jakeman

Sometimes when I run Vmware under linux I have noticed that it manages to stop my Ctrl/Alt/Shift keys from working on the OS running Vmware. This has proven to be a real pain at times but the following solution works a treat for getting them working again. All that is needed is to run the following app in a terminal and it restores the functionality of all keys :



  1. Josh says:

    Thanks! Saved me a lot of frustration!

  2. Damijan says:

    Cheers mate. I was almost tearing my hair out. Needless to say that it works!

  3. PJ says:

    Thanks. Had that issue in wheezy – up arrow was sending screen to printer 8-/

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