How-to Install VMware Tools on Fedora 22 Linux+GNU Easy Visual-Guide

October 8th, 2015 by thelinuxevangelist

Install VMware Tools on Fedora 22 Linux



The Visual-Guide Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install the VMWare Tools on Fedora 22 i686/x8664 GNU/Linux KDE/Gnome/Lxde/Xfce Desktop.

You need to know that the VMWare Tools Installed and Working will Grant you a More Pleasant Journey with Fedora Linux 19-20 on the VMWare Virtual Machine

With the VMWare Tools Installed you Can Custom Easy-Resizing the Screen Just Dragging and More your Guest will Dispose Also of Shared Folders to Easy Exchanging Files with the Host System!

Just Take the Time of Carefully Looking, Reading and Following the Detailed Instructions and Commands Contained in this How-to Install VMware Tools on Fedora Linux Desktop.

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

Install VMware Tools on Fedora 22 Linux - Featured
  1. Open Terminal Shell emulator window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Install VMware Tools on Fedora 19-20 KDE4 - Open Terminal
  2. Best to Update the Fedora Kernel

    uname -r

    If the Output Contains the keyword “PAE” then Look this Other Tutorial:
    Installing Kernel-Headers on Fedora PAE Kernel

    su -c 'yum update kernel'

    Theb Reboot!

    su -c reboot
  3. Install the Prerequisite Packages

    Installing gcc

    su -c "yum install gcc"

    Installing Kernel Headers

    su -c "yum install kernel-headers kernel-devel"
  4. 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…

  5. Open Dolphin File Manager
    Install VMware Tools on Fedora 19-20 KDE4 - Opening a Dolphin File Manager Window
  6. Right-Click on the VMWare-Tools Archive and Select Extract Archive to…

    Browser for the /tmp Directory as Destination.

    Install VMware Tools on Fedora 19-20 KDE4 - Extracting the VMware-Tools

  7. 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.

    In Case Prompted about What is the location of the Kernel-Headers? Look:

    Kernel-Headers Path for Fedora

    After a little while the installation should complete successfully :)

    But if Instead you Get: Execution aborted

    Then Consult Troubleshooting…

    VMWare Tools Troubleshootings
  8. This is the Sign of Success!
    Congratulations :)
    Install VMware Tools on Fedora 19-20 KDE4 - Success
  9. Assure that Linux will Load VMware Tools at Boot:

    Get VMware Tools Loaded on Boot
  10. Now to Enable VMWare Tools without Logout
    /usr/bin/vmware-user
  11. VMware-Tools Installation Guides for Other Linux Distros:

    How-to Install the VMWare Tools on Linux Distros

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