How to Install VMWare Tools for Linux Gentoo 2012 KDE4 Desktop Easy Visual-Guide

November 12, 2012 | By Regaz | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Install VMware Tools Gentoo Linux

The Guide Simply Shows How-to Install the VMWare Tools on Linux Gentoo 12.1 KDE4 Desktop.

You need to know that the VMWare Tools Installed and Working will Grant you a More Pleasant Journey with Linux Gentoo on 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!

Relax and Take the Time to Look, Follow and Enjoy this Complete and Detailed Guide.

Comprehends All the Screen-shots taken during Installation that Show Every Single Step and Setup of the Process…

  1. Start the Process of Downloading and Mounting the VMWare Tools CD with:
    • VMWare Fusion Virtual Machine >> Install VMWare Tools
    • VMWare Workstation VM >> Install VMWare Tools

    May be you will need to Wait Until VMWare has Provided to Downloading and Mounting the VMWare Tools CD.
    If after Download the Window with the VMWare Tools Do Not Appear you will Need to Manually Disconnect the CD/DVD in:
    Virtual Machines >> CD/DVD(IDE) >> Disconnect CD/DVD
    and after Re-Starting the VMWare Tools Installation…

  2. Open Dolphin File Manager
    Opening a Dolphin File Manager Window
  3. 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

  4. Open Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)
    Linux Gentoo KDE4 Open Terminal
  5. Update the Linux Gentoo Kernel:

    How Updating Gentoo Kernel
  6. Installing the Prerequisite Packages
    emerge linux-headers gcc binutils

    The Entire Process of Compiling and Installing will Take Quite a Long Time…

  7. Make the Needed VMWare-Tools Init Directories
    Making rc0d-rc6d Directories
  8. VMWare Tools Installation:
    • Access the Target Directory
      cd /tmp/vmware*
    • Login as SuperUser
      sudo su

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

    • Execute Installation Script

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

    VMware Tools Loaded on Boot
  10. Now to Enable VMWare Tools without Logout
  11. VMware-Tools Installation Guides for Other Linux Distros:

    How-to Install the VMWare Tools on Linux Distros

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