Getting VMWare keyboard to play nicely in Ubuntu

I always found it a bit annoying and finally got the stage where I could no longer take it! If you use VMWare server/workstation on Ubuntu you may find that the arrow keys (amongst others) do not work as expected. For example, one of the arrow keys will pop-up the start menu if your guest OS is Windows.

Lucky for Ubuntu users the fix is simple:
        echo 'xkeymap.nokeycodeMap = true' > ~/.vmware/config

All you need to do to complete the fix is to restart the vmware service. Next time you start-up and log into your guest OS your keys will all work as expected.

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