Linux Cinnarch 2013 i686/x86_64 How-to Install VMware Tools Step-by-Step Easy Guide

January 31st, 2013 by Regaz

The Guide Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install the VMWare Tools on Linux Cinnarch 2013 32/64bit Cinnamon 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. Open a Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)
    Linux Cinnarch 2013 Cinnamon Open Terminal
  2. Installing Kernel Headers:


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

    pacman -S linux-headers
  3. Installing VMWare Tools:
    pacman -S open-vm-tools
  4. Enabling VMWare Tools:
    systemctl start vmtoolsd
    systemctl enable vmtoolsd
    cat /proc/version > /etc/arch-release
  5. Get Enabled Mouse and Display Integration:

    Then Configure with:

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


    Section "Device"
    Identifier "Card0"
    Driver "vmware"
  6. Get Enabled Copy & Paste between Host and Guest
    pacman -S gtkmm
  7. Enabling the VMware-Tools Integration

    How-to Load vmblock Module into Arch-Linux Kernel:

    Arch-Linux could not open vmblock
  8. VMware-Tools Installation Guides for Other Linux Distros:

    How-to Install the VMWare Tools on Linux Distros

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