How-to Install VMWare Tools on Linux CentOS 6.3 KDE4 32/64bit Desktop Step-by-Step Easy Visual-Guide

December 20th, 2012 by Regaz

This Step-by-Step Easy Guide Shows You How-to Install the VMWare Tools for Linux CentOS 6.3 KDE4 i686/x8664 Desktop and so to have a Fully Integrated CentOS 6 Virtualization Your System.

The Entire Process is Well Shown so Just Take the Time to Carefully Follow Up all the Steps and Indications outlined in this Complete and Detailed Tutorial.
The Installation do Not will take a very Long Time but only a Little While.

You need to know that the VMWare Tools Installed and Working will Grant you a More Pleasant Journey with Linux CentOS 6 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.

At the Same Time you will Find Described here as a Tip the Easiest Way of Extracting the Archives on the KDE4 Powerful Desktop :)

You Find Detailed VMWare Installation Troubleshooting Link 2 the Article Bottom.

Install VMWare CentOS 6
  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 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 just Re-Starting the VMWare Tools Installation…

  2. Open Dolphin File Manager
    Installing Parallels Tools on Linux Chakra KDE 4 - Open on Dolphin File Manager
  3. Right-Click on the VMWare Archive and Select Extract to…

    Browser for the /tmp Path as Destination.

    Installing VMWare Tools on CentOS 6 Visually 4

  4. Open Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)
    Linux CentOS 6 KDE4 Open Terminal
  5. Updating the Kernel

    Update Kernel

    su -c "yum update kernel"
    su -c reboot


  6. Install Required Packages
    su -c "yum install kernel-headers gcc"
  7. To Get Enabled the Shared Folders Apply Patch:

    VMWare-Tools Patch
  8. VMWare Tools Installation:
    cd /tmp/vmware*
    su -c "./"

    This is the Sign of Success! :)


    Installing VMWare Tools on Linux Mint 12 10

  9. VMWare Tools Troubleshootings
  10. Finally to Enable VMWare Tools without Logout
  11. VMware-Tools Installation Guides for Other Linux Distros:

    How-to Install the VMWare Tools on Linux Distros

Have a Great Time with CentOS 6 on VMWare! ;)

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