Linux Manjaro 0.8.3 OpenBox i686/x86_64 How-to Install VMware Tools Step-by-Step Easy Guide

January 24th, 2013 by Regaz

The Guide Simply Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install the VMWare Tools on Linux Manjaro 0.8.3 32/64bit OpenBox Desktop.

The Process is Quite Long and Intricate because of Missing Integration of All Components Needed so Relax and Just Take It Easy :)

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…

Arch-Linux Rocket In Sky


  1. Right-Click on Desktop >> Terminal
  2. Installing New Kernel + Headers:


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

    pacman -S linux35 linux35-headers
  3. Reboot to Load New Kernel
  4. Installing VMWare Tools:

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

    pacman -S open-vm-tools
  5. Get Enabled Mouse and Display Integration:
    pacman -S xf86-input-vmmouse xf86-video-vmware svga-dri

    Troubleshooting Arch-Linux xf86 and xorg-server are in Conflict:

    Solve Conflict xf86/xorg
  6. Get Enabled Copy & Paste between Host and Guest
    pacman -S gtkmm
  7. Enabling VMWare Tools:
    systemctl start vmtoolsd
    systemctl enable vmtoolsd
    cat /proc/version > /etc/arch-release
  8. Enabling the VMware-Tools Integration

    Troubleshooting could not open /proc/fs/vmblock/dev:

    Arch-Linux could not open vmblock

    Solve Arch-Linux 64bit Error while loading Shared Libraries

    Installing icu for Arch-Linux 64bit
  9. VMware-Tools Installation Guides for Other Linux Distros:

    How-to Install the VMWare Tools on Linux Distros

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