How-to Install VMWare Tools Ubuntu 16.04 Linux Easy Guide

March 14th, 2016 by thelinuxevangelist

VMware Tools Ubuntu 16.04 Installation




Hello Ubuntu User! This Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install VMWare Tools on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus LTS Unity i386/amd64 GNU/Linux Desktop.

Mostly relevant: as of Sept 2015, VMware recommends using the distribution-specific open-vm-tools instead of the VMware Tools package for guest machines..

First of all you need to know how the VMWare Tools Installed and Working will Grant you a More Pleasant Journey riding Ubuntu on VMWare.

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

Finally the VMware Tools enable also the Easy Drag Display Resizing on Fly.

Install VMware Tools for Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Linux - Featured
  1. First Open a Terminal Shell emulator window
    Ctrl+Alt+t on Desktop
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Installing VMware Tools for Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial - Open Terminal Shell Emulator



  2. Then to Install the VMware Tools

    sudo apt-get install open-vm-tools \
    open-vm-tools-desktop open-vm-tools-dkms

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

  3. Assure that Linux will Load VMware Tools at Boot:

    Get VMware Tools Loaded on Boot



  4. Finally to Enable VMWare Tools without Logout
    vmware-user-suid-wrapper
  5. Get Installed DropBox for Easy File Sharing VMs OS
    SetUp DropBox on Ubuntu.

    VMware-Tools Installation Guides for Other Linux Distros:

    How-to Install the VMWare Tools on Linux Distros

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