Here at Vordel we support our Gateway on a wide variety of platforms and operating systems, including many Linux distributions. Often the work of running the Gateway on a new Linux distribution largely taken up by installing the distribution and once you've done that the Gateway "just works". In the case of Ubuntu 10.04 running on VMware on Windows 7, this was certainly true. When I installed Ubuntu 10.04, the keyboard would not work and I had to resort to using the accessibility on-screen keyboard to type anything in at the console. Googling the problem, I ran through the tips mentioned on the "Reformed Musings" blog, but to no avail. But when I followed the link to SGiff's thread on the VMWare Communities site about this issue, I saw the clue at the bottom of the thread, although it doesn't specify which file to edit. The file is xorg.conf. I opened xorg.conf (using the command sudo vi /etc/X11/xorg.conf) and then commented out these lines:
What this does is allow Ubuntu to auto-detect the VMware keyboard at bootup. Rebooting the Ubuntu image then had the effect of bringing the keyboard back to life.
So it turned out that getting the keyboard working was the hard part. Installing the Vordel Gateway was a matter of untarring, putting in a valid license, then starting the process. Then I could point a browser to the Real-Time Monitoring interface and view the Gateway in action:
A built-in, shock-proof crap detector
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