Keyboard Not Working Propertly on VMware

Yesterday, I made the upgrade to Ubuntu 8.10 and minutes later installed my number one application WMware Player only to notice moments later that my keyboard was not working property, the arrow keys were disabled for some reason. Thanks to a problem with the evdev input driver my keyboard was partially functional. The solution is actually very simple. Create a new file and place the following values in the new file.

sudo nano /etc/vmware/config

xkeymap.keycode.108 = 0x138 # Alt_R

xkeymap.keycode.106 = 0x135 # KP_Divide

xkeymap.keycode.104 = 0x11c # KP_Enter

xkeymap.keycode.111 = 0x148 # Up

xkeymap.keycode.116 = 0x150 # Down

xkeymap.keycode.113 = 0x14b # Left

xkeymap.keycode.114 = 0x14d # Right

xkeymap.keycode.105 = 0x11d # Control_R

xkeymap.keycode.118 = 0x152 # Insert

xkeymap.keycode.119 = 0x153 # Delete

xkeymap.keycode.110 = 0x147 # Home

xkeymap.keycode.115 = 0x14f # End

xkeymap.keycode.112 = 0x149 # Prior

xkeymap.keycode.117 = 0x151 # Next

xkeymap.keycode.78 = 0x46 # Scroll_Lock

xkeymap.keycode.127 = 0x100 # Pause

xkeymap.keycode.133 = 0x15b # Meta_L

xkeymap.keycode.134 = 0x15c # Meta_R

xkeymap.keycode.135 = 0x15d # Menu

Close the file and test the changes by starting VMware Player. Enjoy. All credit goes to communities.vmware.com