Re: can't create VMware XP client on Etch host (keymap problem?)
On Thu, Apr 19, 2007 at 13:28:07 -0400, Steve Kleene wrote:
> I've successfully installed VMware-1.0.2-39867 on my Etch machine with the
> help of the any-any-update109 patch. I am now unable to set up an XP client
> on the same box. I bring up the VMware Server Console and call "Create a new
> virtual machine". It sets up the virtual hard disk, and I put in the XP
> installation CD. The server console loads lots of files from the CD and
> brings up the blue XP setup screen. To accept the license agreement, I am
> supposed to hit F8. But this (and other fkey options available earlier in
> the setup) are all ignored. Other keystrokes (ENTER, ESC) succeed.
> I suspect this is a problem with my Debian installation, not a vmware
> problem. I have also never gotten virtual terminals to come up with CTRL-
> ALT-Fx from X, or ALT-Fx from a regular console. I posted this ("no virtual
> terminals with fresh etch install", 1/16/07) and submitted it as bug 407228.
> I never did get that straight, either, but those details are at:
> For most of this I am running X with fvwm. I wonder if this might be a
> keymap problem. The fkeys do work when I boot from an XP partition, and they
> worked during the initial boot prompt for Debian installation. Under X,
> ALT-e (for example) causes a non-ASCII character to display. But I have no
> evidence that the fkeys are ever seen with X running.
> I'd appreciate any ideas on how to get this working. Thanks.
Run "xev" and check the keysyms for CRTL, ALT, F1, etc. It would be
especially interesting to see what you get for the CTRL + ALT + Fn
combinations. The keysyms should be "XF86_Switch_VT_n" for switching to
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