I have been using VMWare workstation (7.1.4 x64) a lot in the previous weeks and have had a few minor problems crop up lately especially with my windows xp vm.

About 5 minutes ago, the vm crashed for some unknown reason (which I still am not sure why). After it did this, my control, shift, and num lock keys didn’t work properly on my host machine (Fedora 14 x64). Shift and control didn’t work at all
and it didn’t matter if num lock was on or off, i could still use the numberpad!!?

I found a fix to this on the ubuntu forums here

Basically all you need to do is open a terminal and enter in (do not have to be root), “setxkbmap” without quotes and this will fix the problem!

Thx again ubuntu forums for saving my but…

Mario Loria is a builder of diverse infrastructure with modern workloads on both bare-metal and cloud platforms. He's traversed roles in system administration, network engineering, and DevOps. You can learn more about him here.