How-to Install VMWare Tools on Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety 32-64bit Easy Guide

October 6th, 2016 by Regaz

Installing VMware Tools for Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety




Hello Ubuntu User! This Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install the VMWare Tools on Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak 32/64bit GNU/Linux Desktop.

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

You need to know that the VMWare Tools Installed and Working will Grant you a More Pleasant Journey with Ubuntu 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.

Install VMware Tools for Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Linux - Featured
  1. Open a Shell Terminal emulator window
    Kickoff > Type “kons” > Return
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Installing VMware Tools for Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety -  Kde5 Open  Terminal



  2. Update System

    sudo apt upgrade

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

  3. Installing the VMware Tools

    sudo apt install open-vm-tools \
    open-vm-tools-desktop open-vm-tools-dkms
  4. Load VMware Tools without Rebooting

    sudo vmware-user-suid-wrapper



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

    VMware-Tools Installation Guides for Other Linux Distros:

    How-to Install the VMWare Tools on Linux Distros

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