Arch-Linux 2012.10 Xfce4 64bit How-to Install the VMware Tools Step-by-Step Easy Guide

December 19th, 2012 by Regaz

Arch Linux 2012 Install VMware Tools




The Guide Simply Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install the VMWare Tools on Arch-Linux 2012.10 x8664 Xfce 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.

To the Guide Bottom you Find Link to the VMware-Tools Troubleshootings.

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  1. Open Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)
    Arch Linux 2012 Install VMware Tools - Xfce4 Open Terminal
  2. Install Kernel-Headers:
    su 

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

    Checking your Actual Linux Version:

    uname -rs

    Looking for Existing linux-headers:

    pacman -Ss linux-headers

    The Kernel-Headers Version Must Match the Linux One…

    pacman -S linux-headers

    How-to Get Installed the Arch-Linux Headers:

    Arch-Linux Installing Kernel Headers
  3. Install and Enable the VMWare Tools:
    pacman -S open-vm-tools
    systemctl start vmtoolsd
    systemctl enable vmtoolsd
    cat /proc/version > /etc/arch-release
  4. Get Enabled Mouse and Display Integration:
    pacman -S xf86-input-vmmouse xf86-video-vmware svga-dri

    Then Configure with:

    nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-gpudriver.conf

    Inserting:


    Section "Device"
    Identifier "Card0"
    Driver "vmware"
    EndSection
  5. Get Enabled Copy & Paste between Host and Guest
    pacman -S gtkmm
  6. How-to Enable the Shared-Folders:

    Arch Linux Shared-Folders ON
  7. VMWare Tools Troubleshootings
  8. Enabling the VMware-Tools Integration
    exit
    vmware-user-suid-wrapper
  9. VMware-Tools Installation Guides for Other Linux Distros:

    How-to Install the VMWare Tools on Linux Distros

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