How to Install VMWare Tools on PCLinuxOS Kde 2012-08 Easy Visual-Guide

October 16, 2012 | By Regaz | Filed in: Uncategorized.

The Article shows you How to Install the VMware Tools on Linux PCLinuxOS Kde 2012-08 32bit.

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

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

VMWare Balloon
  1. Start the VMware Tools Installation:

    Virtual Machine > Install VMware Tools

    If the VMware Tools are Not Already on your Hard Drive you Should Wait Until the Archive is Downloaded from VMware Update Server…

    Before to Start the Installation you Need to have the CDRom Unmounted… If Not the Window Containing the Tools will Not Pop-Up. If you Need to Unmount/Eject the CDRom go to Places, Open a Window and Eject the CDRom.

  2. Open Dolphin File-Manager Window

  3. Select the VMwareTools CD and Double-Click on the VMwareTools Archive

    PCLinuxOS VMware Tools - Open Archive
  4. Extract Into /tmp Directory

    PCLinuxOS VMware Tools - Extraction
  5. Open a Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Kickoff >> More Applications >> Terminals >> Konsole.

    PCLinuxOS Kde Open Terminal

  6. Apply the VMware Tools Patch:

    Patch 4 VMware Tools
  7. Installing VMware Tools:

    • Access the Target Directory

      cd /tmp/vmware*
    • Execute Installation Script

      Login as SuperUser.


      If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then see: How to Enable sudo

      Start VMware Tools Installation.


      Follow to Accept All the Default Proposed Settings

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

    This is the Sign of Success! :)

    Installing VMware Tools Success
  8. VMWare Tools Troubleshootings
  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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