Switching terminals under VMWare Fusion
pisymbol at gmail.com
Thu Mar 13 14:12:24 UTC 2008
Well, I'm stumped. ALT key just does not work as designed on my
Fusion/FreeBSDS-7.0-RELEASE install. Its probably pilot error but I just
don't see it. I even tried inverting the Alt/Option key to see if that
I thought the issue was I rebuilt a VMWARE kernel stubbing out a lot of
unnecessary modules from a normal GENERIC build. I know its far fetched but
I thought when this did work once, I was running GENERIC.
Man this sucks! :(!
On Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 6:01 PM, Alexander Sack <pisymbol at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks for the reply! Unfortunately, hotkeys on Mac use the Apple button,
> not ALT so I don't think this applies but I will try to investigate if there
> is some conflict with ALT and Fusion itself. I can't find anything in
> Preferences that would lead me to believe that there is a conflict (I do
> know that normally you have to hit fn+alt/option unless you use an advanced
> tunable via your .vmx file).
> Btw, I had this working at some point....hmmmm....I just thought of
> something...gonna try something else.
> On Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 4:54 PM, John Nielsen <lists at jnielsen.net> wrote:
> > On Wednesday 12 March 2008 04:37:44 pm Alexander Sack wrote:
> > > On Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 4:29 PM, Alexander Sack <pisymbol at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> > > > Hello Everydoy:
> > > > I apologize if this isn't exactly the right place but I'm out of
> > > > options! I've posted on the Fusion community website up on
> > vmware.com
> > > > but am still lost. I'm running 7.0-RELEASE under VMWare Fusion on a
> > > > MBP/Leopard ( 10.5.1). I've installed the vmware-tools port as well
> > > > as the tools shipped with Fusion and made some edits to accommodate
> > > > 7.0-RELEASE. All is well minus the fact that either the ALT key or
> > > > some other issue is preventing me from switching terminals (ALT-F1,
> > > > F2, etc.). Has anyone seen this problem before? If you run
> > > > Workstation or Fusion have you seen any issues with switching
> > > > terminals?
> > > >
> > > > Any pointers would be much appreciated!
> > > >
> > > Btw, the reason why I say its the handling of the ALT key is that I
> > > can't get into kdb (ALT-CTLR-ESC, etc.). This is really frustrating!
> > > -aps
> > I just happened to read this from a Workstation VM so I played around
> > with
> > it a bit. The reason ctrl-alt keystrokes don't work is that they never
> > get to the VM. VMware uses them for its own hotkey combos: ctrl-alt =
> > release mouse/keyboard, ctrl-alt-enter = toggle full-screen,
> > ctrl-alt-right = next running VM, etc. I went into the options for
> > VMware
> > (on the host, Windows in my case) and changed the hotkey to
> > ctrl-alt-shift. It didn't take effect immediately, but once I paused my
> > VM, closed VMware and started it back up again I was able to use
> > ctrl-alt
> > combos in my VM. That includes switching to a virtual terminal from X,
> > switching workspaces in xfce (ctrl-alt-left and right), etc.
> > JN
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> what lies within us." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
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