VMWare Virtual Console Keyboard Repeating

By | 02/11/2012

Linux seems to often have a problem with the keys randomly repeating when using the virtual console before VMWare Tools has been installed. Unfortunately this can make it a nightmare to install the OS because you need to use the keyboard to set things like the root password.

To solve this problem follow the following:

Edit the properties of your VM as shown below:

On the next screen, select “Add Row”:

keyboard.typematicMinDelay 3000000

Create a parameter with the name keyboard.typematicMinDelay and give it a value of 3000000. If you still get key repeats then you can increase the value.

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