Linux OpenSUSE 12 KDE4 Desktop How-to Install VMware-Tools Step-by-Step Easy Guide

December 28th, 2012 by Regaz
Install VMware Tools on OpenSUSE 12.X Linux

The Tutorial Shows You How-to Install the VMWare Tools on OpenSUSE Linux 12.1-12.2-12.3 KDE4 32/64bit Desktop.

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

Install VMware Tools on OpenSUSE 12.X Linux - Featured
  1. Open Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)
    Install VMware Tools on OpenSUSE 12.X Linux - Kde Open Terminal
  2. Check if Kernel’s Sources are already in your System:

     

    • Get your Kernel’s Version:
      uname -r

         Take a Note of the first 4 digit’s dot separated groups of your Kernel: x.y.z.k

    • Check if Kernel’s Sources are already present on you System
      ls /usr/src

          Look inside the output if you Find a directory than is matching the noted x.y.z.k
          Example: If your Kernel is 2.6.31.5-0.1-desktop lookup for a 2.6.31.5 directory.

    If the Kernel sources are Already present Go to point 7

  3. Updating the OpenSUSE Kernel
    su 

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

    zypper up kernel-desktop

    reboot
  4. Installing the OpenSUSE Kernel Sources
    zypper in kernel-source
  5. Installing the GCC Compiler
    zypper in gcc

    After your system should be Ready for VMware Tools installation.:)

  6. Start the Process of Downloading and Mounting the VMWare Tools CD with:
    Virtual Machine >> Install VMWare Tools
    You 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…
  7. Open Dolphin File Manager
    Install VMware Tools on OpenSUSE 12.X Linux - Opening a Dolphin File Manager Window
  8. Right-Click on the VMWare-Tools Archive and Select Extract Archive to…

    Browser for the /tmp Directory as Destination.

    Install VMware Tools on OpenSUSE 12.X Linux - KDE4 Desktop Extracting the VMware-Tools

  9. To Get Enabled the Shared Folders Apply Patch:

    VMWare-Tools Patch
  10. VMWare Tools Installation:
    cd /tmp/vmware*
    ./vmware-install.pl

    Follow to Accept All the Default Proposed Settings

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

    In Case you Got “not a valid path” for linux-headers Look:

    Solve Kernel-Headers Not Valid Path

    This is the Sign of Success! :)

     

    Install VMware Tools on OpenSUSE 12.X Linux - Success

  11. VMWare Tools Troubleshootings
  12. Finally to Enable VMWare Tools without Logout
    vmware-user-suid-wrapper
  13. VMware-Tools Installation Guides for Other Linux Distros:

    How-to Install the VMWare Tools on Linux Distros

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