Shift+Ctrl keys do not work inside a VMware image via Synergy

Bug #215745 reported by kenden on 2008-04-11
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Synergy
Unknown
Unknown
Synergy+
Unknown
Unknown
Fedora
Invalid
Undecided
Unassigned
synergy (Fink)
Confirmed
Undecided
Unassigned
synergy (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: synergy

Synergy server 1.3.1 on Windows XP (where the keyboard and mouse are)
Synergyc client 1.3.1-2ubuntu2 on Ubuntu Hardy beta (kernel 2.6.24-15-generic)
VMware Server and server console 1.0.5 build-80187 install on the Ubuntu machine

When controlling the Ubuntu machine with the keyboard and mouse of the Windows machine via Synaptic, all works fine.
But when controlling a vmware image inside the Ubuntu machine, the Shift and Ctrl keys of the keyboard do not work. And when Caps lock is on, no other key is working.

When accessing the vmware image with the keyboard connected directly to the Ubuntu machine, it works fine.

The workaround, in this forum, is to use win2vnc and x11vnc instead of Synaptic:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=539546

This is also reported in the vmware forum:
http://communities.vmware.com/thread/110726

And there are two bugs those this on the Synaptic bugtracker on Sourceforge.
[1545361] VMware hack does not alway work
and:
[ 1101403 ] Strange keyboard behavior inside a vmware guest

I am linking this bug against upstream 1545361 because it has a patch that seems to fix the problem

kenden (kenden) on 2008-04-11
Changed in synergy:
status: New → Confirmed
description: updated
description: updated
kenden (kenden) on 2008-04-11
Changed in synaptic:
status: New → Invalid
kenden (kenden) wrote :

Linked to Fedora by mistake

Steve Huff (shuff) on 2009-06-08
Changed in synergy (Fink):
status: New → Confirmed

Exactly the same issue affects synergy+, so I have linked in the upstream issue.

b2ag (thomas-b2ag) wrote :

sf #1545361 has moved to
http://synergy-foss.org/pm/issues/1308

sf #1545361 is now private.

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