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Questions tagged [vmware-tools]

VMware tools is a software installed in the guest operating system when using VMware Player, Workstation or ESX software for virtualization. It provides additional features such as network and video acceleration.

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Unable to run vmware tools with Ubuntu 16.04 on Workstation 14.1.2

I have installed VMware tools 10.2.5 successfully. When I reboot the VM for some reason VMware tools does not run correctly. I tried restarting VMware tools with sudo /etc/init.d/vmware-tools restart ...
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Can't install vmware tools after update - Lubuntu 16.04

I applied some system updates and after the updates I realized that copy&paste wasn't working anymore. I remembered that this usually happens after a kernel upgrade. I tried reinstalling open-...
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Enable wmtools on 32 bit Ubuntu

I have installed 32 bit Ubuntu 14 in vmware virtual machine. Unfortunatly I can't copy/paste with host machine. I tried to install open vmtools: sudo aptitude install open-vm-tools Got answer is ...
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Restart vmware tools

Sometimes my Ubuntu virtual machine looses copy/paste from windows host functionality. I'm too lazy restart whole machine. How to restart just vmware tools?
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I cannot install vmware tools

I'm using VMWare Workstation 14 with Ubuntu 16.04 on it. When I go into Player>Manage and attempt to click "Install VMWare Tools" I am unable to. It is faded out as shown in the picture:
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Unable to install VMWare tools on Ubuntu on 16.04.3 LTS

When I install open-vm-tools-desktop on my fresh Ubuntu 16.04.3 VM, I get this error: $ sudo apt install open-vm-tools open-vm-tools-desktop Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Moving files from Shared Folder via Command Line

I am running Ubuntu 64-bit 16.04.3 Server on VMWare Fusion 10. I want to access the files on my macOS running High Sierra. Installed VM tools. And I think the Shared Folders are available: ...
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Searching for a valid kernel header path in Ubuntu 16.04 VMware [duplicate]

I'm using a Ubuntu VM. Very recently I upgraded the system from Ubuntu 15.04 to 16.04. While installing ./vmware-tools.pl, I get the following line: Searching for a valid kernel header path... The ...
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Copy/paste not working in Vmware

I run my Ubuntu in a VMWare virtual machine that is hosted by Win10. Vmware tools is installed. I can't copy from notepad in Windows and paste into Ubuntu applications. Vice versa works fine. The ...
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Is sudo required for installing VMware Tools?

I'm trying to install VMware Tools in Ubuntu 16.04. Should I do this by using sudo? Why?
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Black screen after login running on VMware Workstation when resolution too high

I have Ubuntu 14.04 running in a VMware Workstation VM. While attempting to resize some partitions I decided I needed to get shared folders to work properly, so I clicked VM > Reinstall VMware ...
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No Mouse/Keyboard interaction in new Ubuntu install with xfce4 (VirtualMachine)

I'm running Ubuntu-Server 16.04.2 LTS in VMware-Workstation-12-Player. I installed sudo apt install xfce4 and sudo apt install open-vm-tools open-vm-tools-desktop when I now start the X-Server by ...
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Issue running the VMware tools configuration in Ubuntu 17.10 VM

When I start the vmware-config-tools.pl perl script after the installation, I receive the message (process:3679): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_file_test: assertion 'filename != NULL' failed. Additionally, ...
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How to uncompress VMware tools file with tar

I'm attempting to install VMware tools on a Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS vm and I get the following message: Make sure that you are logged in to the guest OS. Mount the virtual cd drive in the guest, launch ...
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How is it possible to install VMware tools on a guest, without host access?

I have TeamViewer access to a VMware virtual machine, which is running Ubuntu. I would like to install VMware tools on it, but I can't, because all of the tutorials start with: Mount an image... I ...
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Install VMware Tools on Ubuntu machine [closed]

Trying to install VMWare tools on Ubuntu 10 that is running in VMWare machine. Tools are mounted on /media/VMware Tools I do: sudo sh run_upgrade.sh but got : exec: 1: 10: not found How to solve ...
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Mounting VMware shared folders on Ubuntu - ANSWER

There are many pages on this, but they are not all careful to distinguish WHICH set of vmware tools they are describing. There are two sets that are quite different: The apt package open-vm-tools (...
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sddm not starting after upgrade to 16.04, gnome and kde both installed

I upgraded a VM Ware virtual machine from 15.10 to 16.04. Services are up but the desktop is not, and the log messages are not very helpful. I am not sure if it's related to sddm settings, xorg, or ...
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Can't get VMware-tools to work (copy&paste and shared folders)

I've googled tried reinstall, many different things but copy&paste or shared folders won't work. What works is windows scaling, eg I can make window full screen it it is adjusted correctly which ...
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Getting shared folders working in vmware fusion 8.1.0 and ubuntu 14.04

Yes, I've seen the other answers. Either they don't work or they do un-recommended things like installing the old deprecated VMWare Tools I'm looking for a solution that uses the recommended open-vm-...
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open-vm-tools doesn't resize display

I am running Ubuntu 15.10 in VMware Workstation 12 Player on Windows 7. Since VMware has stopped updating VMware Tools or something, I have to use open-vm-tools. Unfortunately, it doesn't resize the ...
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Unable to mount windows share under vmplayer 12

So this feels like one of those common problems where the suggested solutions just fail to apply to my situation. I have an Ubuntu 14.04 installation running on wmplayer 12 under windows 7. I have ...
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Cannot Install VMware Tools in 15.10 VM, due to Easy Install being in progress

Good evening. I want to upgrade the VMware Tools on a Virtual Machine to be able to see full-screen Ubuntu 15.10. When I attempt to install the tools manually, however, I get the following error: ...
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Copy/paste and drag&drop not working in vmware machine with Ubuntu

Suddenly copy/paste stoped working from/to windows8 host computer to/from ubuntu virtual machine. Ubuntu restart did not help. I tried command: sudo apt-get install open-vm-tools But got report I ...
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VMware tools not working 14.04

So I upgraded my distro from 12.10 to 14.04 and VMware tools now no longer works. I've recompiled with the new 3.13 kernel, I've tried uninstalling and installing again, nothing seems to be working. ...
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How can I automatically start vmware tools?

I'm able to run vmware tools by issuing the following command after startup: sudo /usr/bin/vmware-user I'm trying to automate and have this happen when I start up. When I place the above command in ...
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VMware 5 Player - Ubuntu 14.04 guest autofit - open-vm-tools

I would like to have an Ubuntu 14.04 guest autofit the VMware Player 5 window. It works with the VMware provided Tools (if you unpack/setup), but VMware recommends using open-vm-tools, as it is fully ...
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Copy and paste between Mac and Ubuntu using keyboard shortcuts via VMware Fusion

I use OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 and have VMware Fusion 7.1.1 where Ubuntu 14.04 has been installed. Moreover, I have installed VMware Tools patches. Copy and paste between Mac and Ubuntu using keyboard ...
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Errors of installing VMware-tools

Previously, I post a question about an error of installing VMware-tools in a Ubuntu under a virtual machine. I have not got any solution yet. So I installed another Ubuntu 14.04 LTS under the virtual ...
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VMWare Tools Won't Install on Edubuntu (on VMware Workstation)

I can install Edubuntu on workstation 11 but i cannot get VMware tools installed probably to get the display and network devices working properly. Can anyone help or advise?
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vmware tools installation problem

I just installed XUbuntu on my Vmware Workstation. After I saw, that I can't change display settings (resolution), I try to install VMware Tools. But - after I run vmware-install.pl, I get a message: ...
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Installing vmware tools on Ubuntu host?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit, and using vmware player to run Windows 7 32 bit as guest with vmware tools installed. I can't get the shared clipboard to run! I found that I must also install ...
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VMWare Windows 7 (host) Ubuntu 14.04 (guest) shared folder won't mount

I have a windows 7 with vmware workstation 9, and I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on it. I configured the shared folder in the VM/settings menu, and I can see it in the Ubuntu when doing vmware-hgfsclient. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 and VMWare: cannot install hgfs

I have patched official VMWare tools with https://github.com/rasa/vmware-tools-patches These patches were required to compile VMWqare tools under Ubuntu 14.04 without compilation errors. Than I listed ...
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VMware Tools “Unable to start services”

I am unable to get vmware tools to work in xubuntu guest, on vmware workstation 10 on windows 8.1 host. I keep getting this message below: Disabling timer-based audio scheduling in pulseaudio. ...
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Lubuntu 13.10 - can't install VMware tools

Some days ago I installed Lubuntu 13.10 (on VMware Server). Now I want to install vmware-tools, but after running ./vmware-install.pl -d, I get: The following VMware kernel modules have been found on ...
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Unable to install vmware tools and get VM full-screen

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 with VMware player 6 and I cannot get the VM to full screen or install the VMware tools on the VM. The VM is Windows 7. any ideas on how to full screen the VM?
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error “fatal error: linux/smp_lock.h: No such file or directory” during installation of VMWare tools on Ubuntu 12.04.2

I have Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS installed on a VMware machine on Windows 7 host. I seem to have a problem with Kernel headers when trying to install them I did: sudo apt-get install gcc make build-...
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vmware app loader crashed while installing vmware-tools for windows guest

I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 and vmware player 5.0.2. I'm trying to install Win 7 as guest and when it tries to install vmware-tools, the vmware app loader crashes with the `error updating software ...
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How to install vmware tools?

I installed my Ubuntu in vmware, no I need install vmware tools, I got error: Searching for a valid kernel header path... The path "" is not valid. Would you like to change it?[yes] In CentOS, ...
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Where can I find VMware tools 8.7.0?

I have a VM installed using VMware Workstation 7.1.4 build-385536 running ubuntu 11.10. I'm trying to install VMware player on this ubuntu VM: gksudo bash VMware-Player-4.0.1-528992.x86_64.bundle ...
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Cannot install vmware-tools: A previous installation of VMware Tools has been detected

I encounter this error: The path /usr/src/linux/include is not an existing directory. Hi there are still issues as listed below. Please advise ronald@ronald-virtual-machine:~/Desktop/vmware tools/...
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“Updating VMware Tools for Linux” spins forever

I installed Ubuntu 11.04 using VMware Player 3.1.4 inside Ubuntu 10.10 When first booting on the ISO image I was asked if I wanted to download the VMware Tools for Linux and I accepted. It downloaded ...
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How do I mount shared folders in Ubuntu using VMware tools?

Experts. I've successfully installed VMware tools for Ubuntu. Everything seems to work fine, but shared folders were not mounted automatically. How do I get them to work? If I run vmware-hgfsclient ...