How-to Install VMWare-Tools on Linux AntiX M8 MEPIS FluxBox Desktop Easy Visual-Guide

November 18th, 2012 by Regaz
The Guide Shows You How-to Install the VMWare Tools for Linux AntiX M8 MEPIS FluxBox Desktop.

You need to know that the VMWare-Tools Installed and Working will Grant you a Much More Easy and Pleasant Integration of Linux AntiX FluxBox Desktop with VMWare and Host OS.

With the VMWare Tools Installed you will Dispose Also of Shared Folders to Easy Exchange Files with the Host System and On-the-Fly Dragging Display Resizing!

Just Take the Time of Carefully Looking, Reading and Following the Detailed Instructions and Commands Contained in this Easy Guide.

You Find Detailed VMWare Installation Troubleshooting Link 2 the Article Bottom.

DISTRO on VMWare
  1. Start the Process of Downloading and Mounting the VMWare Tools CD with:
    • On VMWare Fusion

      Virtual Machine >> Install VMWare Tools

    • On VMWare Workstation

      VM >> Install VMWare Tools

    May be you will need to Wait Until VMWare has Provided to Downloading and Mounting the VMWare Tools CD.
    If after Download the Window with the VMWare Tools Do Not Appear you will Need to Manually Disconnect the CD/DVD in:
    Virtual Machines >> CD/DVD(IDE) >> Disconnect CD/DVD
    and after Re-Starting the VMWare Tools Installation…

  2. Open a Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands):

    Right-Click on Desktop >> Terminal

  3. Expand the VMWare-Tools Archive
    mv /media/cdrom/VMware* /tmp
    tar xvzf VMware*.tar.gz
  4. Installing the Required Kernel Headers:
    After you follow to Find and Install needed Kernel’s Headers.
    Find Headers:
    su -c "apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r)"

  5. To Get Enabled the Shared Folders Apply Patch:

    VMWare-Tools Patch
  6. VMWare Tools Installation:
    cd /tmp/vmware*
    su -c "./vmware-install.pl"

    Follow to Accept All the Default Proposed Settings

    Eventually Answer “Yes” to Enable Load New Kernel Modules at Boot.

    On XWindow System SetUp Jus Choose the Desired StartUp Desktop Size.

    This is the Sign of Success!
    Congratulations :)

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  7. VMWare Tools Troubleshootings
  8. Now to Enable VMWare Tools without Logout
    vmware-user-suid-wrapper
  9. VMware-Tools Installation Guides for Other Linux Distros:

    How-to Install the VMWare Tools on Linux Distros

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