How-to Install the VMWare Tools on Linux Mandriva 2011 Kde4 Easy Visual-Guide

November 1st, 2012 by Regaz
This Visual Guide Shows You the VMWare Tools Installation for a Linux Mandriva 2011 Kde4 32/64bit Desktop.

Relax and Take the Time of Reading, Understanding and Executing Carefully the Instructions Contained in this Tutorial.

The Entire Process Do Not Take a Lot of Time but only a Little While.

There are Two Prerequisites Setups Extra Guide to Execute before Arriving to the Final True Installation Step…

The Process is Expressly Simplified Using When Possible the GUI Tools So to Reduce to the Minimum the Terminal Commands Section.

Mandriva on VMWare
  1. Start the VMWare Tools Installation
    Install VMWare Tools Mandriva 2011 Kde Linux 1
  2. The Virtual CD Containing the VMWare Tools Shoup Appear…Select it on Pop-Up.

    If Not… See the Troubleshooting Section at the Article Bottom.

    Install VMWare Tools Mandriva 2011 Kde Linux 2
  3. Open Dolphin File Manager
    Opening a Dolphin File Manager Window
  4. 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

  5. Open a Root Terminal Window
    Install VMWare Tools Mandriva 2011 Kde Linux 3b
  6. Install the Prerequisite Packages
    urpmi gcc kernel-desktop kernel-desktop-devel
    reboot

    If Urpmi Do Now Work then Setup Mandriva-Rosa Backports:

    Rosa Backports Setup
  7. VMWare Tools Installation:
    • Access the Target Directory
      cd /tmp/vmware*
    • To Get Enabled the Shared Folders Apply Patch:

      VMWare-Tools Patch
    • Execute Installation Script
      ./vmware-install.pl

      Follow to Accept All the Default Proposed Settings

      Eventually 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. Finally to Enable VMWare Tools without Logout
    vmware-user-suid-wrapper
  10. VMware-Tools Installation Guides for Other Linux Distros:

    How-to Install the VMWare Tools on Linux Distros

Install VMWare Tools Mandriva 2011 Kde Linux 4

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