VMWare Workstation 6.5 and Ubuntu 8.10 lost keys

People trying to run both together may find that unlike peanut butter and chocolate, there is less deliciousness. Specifically, a bunch of keys (like arrow, insert, etc) may stop working.

There’s a fix for the lost keys here.

I also had some issues making the virtual network connection between the host and virtual machines. I think that may have been more of upgrading from 6.05 to 6.5. Ultimately I saw the error message on the VM was complaining about a missing vmnet8 and went ahead and manually created a new vmnet8 – and that seemed to fix it. But what a lot of pain and manual troubleshooting for something sooo easy.

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