How-to Install VMware Tools on LXLE 12.04 LTS 32-64bit Easy Visual-Guide

May 25th, 2014 by thelinuxevangelist

The Guide Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install the VMWare Tools for LXLE 12.04 LTS i386/amd64 Linux.

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

You need to know that the VMWare Tools Installed and Working will Grant you a More Pleasant Journey with LXLE 12 on VMWare…

With the VMWare Tools Installed you will Dispose Also of Shared Folders to Easy Exchange Files with the Host System!

You Find Detailed VMWare Installation Troubleshooting 2 the Article Bottom.

VMware Gnome Penguin Ball Blue
  1. Start the VMWare Tools Installation:

    • VMWare Fusion:
      Virtual Machine >> Install VMWare Tools
    • VMWare Workstation:
      VM >> Install VMWare Tools

    If Got VMware Tools Not Available for this Guest then:

    Download VMware-Tools Manually
  2. After Downloading the Window Containing the Tools Should Pop-Up

    Double-Click on the VMWare Tools Archive to Decompress it.

    Install VMWare Tools on LXLE 12.04 - Open Archive

  3. Extract Into /tmp Directory
    Install VMWare Tools on LXLE 12.04 - Extraction
  4. Open a Command Line Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Install VMWare Tools on LXLE 12.04 - Open Terminal

  5. Installing the Pre-Requisite Stuff

    sudo su -c "apt-get install gcc linux-headers-$(uname -r)"
  6. VMWare Tools Installation:
    • Access the Target Directory

      cd /tmp/vmware*
    • Login as SuperUser
      sudo su

      If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then Look: Solution

    • To Get Enabled the Shared Folders Apply Patch:

      VMWare-Tools Patch
    • Execute Installation Script
      ./vmware-install.pl

      Follow to Accept All the Default Proposed Settings

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

    This is the Sign of Success! :)

    Installing VMWare Tools Success
  7. Here is the VMWare Tools Troubleshooting Guide:

    VMWare Tools Troubleshootings
  8. Now to Enable VMWare Tools without Logout
    vmware-user-suid-wrapper
  9. Install DropBox for Easy Stuff Sharing on LXLE:

    Installing DropBox for LXLE

    VMware-Tools Installation Guides for Other Linux Distros:

    How-to Install the VMWare Tools on Linux Distros

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