After doing several searching, I found out that I need to add something in the vmware configuration file.
For my future reference, here are the solution;
$ sudo vim /etc/vmware/config
and add this line into the config file;
xkeymap.nokeycodeMap = “TRUE”
save, exit, and your done.
NOTE: You cannot pipe the echo command to the /etc/vmware/config with sudo, as you’ll end up getting the Permission denied, unless you can change to root and pipe the echo command. For example;
$ sudo su
$ echo -e “xkeymap.nokeycodeMap = \”TRUE\”" >> /etc/vmware/config