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 would work. 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! :(! -aps On Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 6:01 PM, Alexander Sack <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > JN: > 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. > > Thanks! > > -aps > > > On Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 4:54 PM, John Nielsen <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > On Wednesday 12 March 2008 04:37:44 pm Alexander Sack wrote: > > > On Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 4:29 PM, Alexander Sack <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > > 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 > > > > > > > -- > "What lies behind us and what lies in front of us is of little concern to > what lies within us." -Ralph Waldo Emerson > -- "What lies behind us and what lies in front of us is of little concern to what lies within us." -Ralph Waldo Emerson _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"