How-to Install VMware Tools on SUSE SLED 11.x Easy Visual-Guide

March 23rd, 2014 by thelinuxevangelist

Install VMware Tools on SLED 11

The Tutorial Shows You How-to Install the VMWare Tools on SUSE Enterprise Linux Desktop 11.1/11.2/11.3 Gnome i686/x8664.

You need to know that the VMWare Tools Installed and Working will Grant you a More Pleasant Journey with SUSE Enterprise 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 SLED 11 32/64bit - Featured
  1. 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…
  2. Right-Click >> Open with File Roller

    Install VMware Tools on SLED 11 32/64bit - Double-Click on VMware-Tools Archive

  3. Extract Into /tmp Directory

    Install VMware Tools on SLED 11 - Gnome Extract VMware-Tools tar.gz Archive
  4. Open a Command Line Terminal

    Computer >> More Applications

    Install VMware Tools on SLED 11 - Sled 11 Applications Browser
    Install VMware Tools on SLED 11 - Sled 11 Terminal
  5. Installing Needed Packages

    sudo su

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

    zypper in kernel-source gcc
  6. To Get Enabled the Shared Folders Apply Patch:

    VMWare-Tools Patch
  7. VMWare Tools Installation:

    cd /tmp/vmware*
    ./vmware-install.pl

    Follow to Accept All the Default Proposed Settings
    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 SLED 11 32/64bit - Success

  8. VMware Tools Installation Troubleshooting Guides:

    VMWare Tools Troubleshooting
  9. Finally to Enable VMWare Tools without Logout
    vmware-user-suid-wrapper
  10. VMware-Tools Installation Guides for Other Linux Distros:

    How-to Install the VMWare Tools on Linux Distros

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