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Eclipse3.5/Subclipse1.6.x asks for unnecessary SSH confirmation and details (solved)

2009/07/31 Comments off

This is one of those “notes to self”…

I recently upgraded Eclipse (3.4 -> 3.5) and Subversion (1.5 -> 1.6).

I never check out my sandbox directly from within Eclipse: I do that from the command line. F.ex.:

$ svn co svn+ssh://myserver.com/myproject sandbox_myproject

From within Eclipse, I then create a new project “from existing project” and select sandbox_myproject/trunk/project_name.

Eclipse/Subclipse is smart enough to recognize that the project is under version control (after you’ve installed Subclipse).

Well, this is all very cool, and works under Windows and Linux.

Until upgrading to Eclipse 3.5 (Galileo).

Suddenly you are asked for SSH Details. Why is that?

If the Command-Line Interface (CLI) knows my SSH-details, why shouldn’t Eclipse/Subclipse pick them up? This worked flawlessly with previous version of Eclipse and Subclipse (also with prev. versions of SVN). But no, in Eclipse 3.5 (Galileo), you have to point the Subclipse Interface (1.6.x) directly to ~/.ssh/id_dsa (the default location). It does not make any sense to me… It seems like a regression in functionality. And there is no comment whatsoever on the tigris/subclipse homepage….

Just a rant.

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VMware keyboard mapping issues (Alt Gr) solved

2009/07/28 3 comments

If your VMWare keyboard mapping prevents you from using special keys such as Alt Gr, just add the following the your /etc/vmware/config:

xkeymap.keycode.108 = 0x138 # Alt_R
xkeymap.keycode.106 = 0x135 # KP_Divide
xkeymap.keycode.104 = 0x11c # KP_Enter
xkeymap.keycode.111 = 0x148 # Up
xkeymap.keycode.116 = 0x150 # Down
xkeymap.keycode.113 = 0x14b # Left
xkeymap.keycode.114 = 0x14d # Right
xkeymap.keycode.105 = 0x11d # Control_R
xkeymap.keycode.118 = 0x152 # Insert
xkeymap.keycode.119 = 0x153 # Delete
xkeymap.keycode.110 = 0x147 # Home
xkeymap.keycode.115 = 0x14f # End
xkeymap.keycode.112 = 0x149 # Prior
xkeymap.keycode.117 = 0x151 # Next
xkeymap.keycode.78 = 0x46 # Scroll_Lock
xkeymap.keycode.127 = 0x100 # Pause
xkeymap.keycode.133 = 0x15b # Meta_L
xkeymap.keycode.134 = 0x15c # Meta_R
xkeymap.keycode.135 = 0x15d # Menu

I found this solution on the German Ubuntu forum.

This worked with VMware-server-2.0.1-156745 in combination with host OS Ubuntu 9.04 and guest OS Windows XP SP3.