How to Install VMWare Tools on Linux Mageia 2-3 KDE4 Easy Visual-Guide

August 16, 2012 | By Regaz | Filed in: Uncategorized.
This Simple and Clear Visual Tutorial Shows You How-to Install the VMWare Tools for Mageia Linux 2-3 KDE4 Desktop.

You need to know that the VMWare Tools Installed and Working will Grant you a More Pleasant Journey with Mageia Linux 2 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 Guide.

Usually to Get Installed the Kernel Headers the Kernel Need to Be Upgrade so Follow Link to Guide on How-to Get Installed the Kernel Headers on Mageia Linux.

Linux Gnome Penguin Mageia

  1. Open a Terminal (Here Konsole:) Command Window:
    How-to Install VMWare Tools on Mageia 2 Visually 7
  2. Take-Note of your Kernel Version:
    uname -rs

    Often a Mageia Linux System Presents Multiples Kernels so you will Need to Know What Kernel Version you are Using.

  3. Installing the Kernel Headers:

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

    urpmq kernel-devel

    How-to SetUp the Mageia Linux Urpmi Repositories:

    If you System Presents Multiples Kernels you will be Asked for the Kernel Actually in Use.

    Mageia How-to Easy & Properly Installing the Kernel Headers with Rpmdrake

    Mageia Get Installed Kernel Headers

    If the Kernel is Upgraded for Installing the Kernel-devel Headers then You will Need to Switching the Booting Kernel and ReBoot!


    Mageia How-to Switch the Booting Kernel

    Mageia How Booting with New Kernel
  4. Start the VMWare Tools Installation:
    How-to Install VMWare Tools on Mageia 2 Visually 1
  5. After you Confirmed the Installation the Media Containing the VMWare Tools Media should Load:

    How-to Install VMWare Tools on Mageia 2 Visually 2

  6. Open Dolphin File Manager
    Opening a Dolphin File Manager Window
  7. Right-Click on the VMWare-Tools Archive and Select Extract Archive to…

    Browser for the /tmp Directory as Destination.

    KDE4 Desktop Extracting the VMware-Tools

  8. VMWare Tools Installation:
    • Access the Target Directory
      cd /tmp/vmware*
    • Execute Installation Script

      Follow to Accept All the Default Proposed Settings

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

      VMWare Tools Troubleshootings

    This is the Sign of Success! :)

    Installing VMWare Tools Success
  9. Now to Enable VMWare Tools without Logout
  10. VMware-Tools Installation Guides for Other Linux Distros:

    How-to Install the VMWare Tools on Linux Distros

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