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System administrator, part-time Perl hacker, full-time POE [] evangelist. One day he will be made to pay for his crimes.

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Wednesday February 28, 2007
08:57 AM

More Vmware fun

[ #32528 ]

One vaguely annoying thing about Vmware Server is that there is a keystroke bug. Frequently in console sessions, keystrokes will repeat for no apparent reason. This is very annoying if you are say half-way through Perl's Configure, for instance, and you really, really did want to not take the default answer for something.

So, it was only 'vaguely annoying', until I installed LFS and found that the repeating keystroke problem was preventing me even logging on as root at the console.

Until I found this trick. Edit the .vmx file for your virtual machine ( whilst it is powered down ) and add the following line:

RemoteDisplay.vnc.enabled= "TRUE"

Power on the vm and you'll now be able to connect using vncviewer by specifying localhost. It doesn't suffer from the keystroke problem. Nifty.

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