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    vmware and keyboard input issue

    I'm using vmware server and just installed backtrack 1.0 to a virtual hard drive.

    http://www.remote-exploit.org/index....FAQ_Install2VM
    http://www.remote-exploit.org/index....FAQ_Install2HD

    I can boot to it just fine.

    However, whenever I'm typing, I get repeated characters depending on how fast I type.

    If I quickly type

    ls

    it becomes

    lllllllssssss

    If I type slowly I don't seem to have this problem.

    I've poked around the vmware settings but can't find anything regarding the keyboard.

    I use a Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000
    http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/mo...s.aspx?pid=043

    I don't have this issue with my base OS. (Windows XP Pro SP2)

    I don't have this issue with SuSE 10.0 or Whax installed on the same VMWare server.

    Any suggestions?

    OK, disabling keyboard repeat in the KDE control panel seems to fix it... but I checked the settings against the SuSE 10.0 install and the whax install and they were the same.

    I don't have the repeat problem in SuSE... weird.
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    Hey Hey,


    Try some of the options available here.... I didn't fully repeat it but there's mention of repeating characters and dual core and a few other things... one of the fixes may help you.


    http://kerneltrap.org/node/6258

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