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Multiple Characters When Typing in Console of Linux Virtual Machines

Not being a Windows desktop user, I commonly will utilize a remote Windows desktop, VM, or server to access virtual machine consoles in VCenter. I will usually experience this problem when accessing a Linux virtual machine's console via an RDP session or remote session.

This is not only frustrating, but can also cause problems when trying to simply log in to the virtual machine, since usernames and passwords may not get entered correctly.

To fix this issue, simply open up the virtual machine's vmx file on the datastore and add the following line to the end of the file:

keyboard.typematicMinDelay = "2000000"

Please note that the virtual machine will need to be off in order to modify the vmx file.