How to Install VMWare Tools on Kubuntu 15.10 Wily 32-64bit GNU+Linux Easy Guide

September 25, 2015 | By thelinuxevangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Installing VMware Tools for Kubuntu 15.10 Wily Linux

You are Welcome! The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How to Install the VMWare Tools on Kubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf KDE 5 i386/amd64 GNU/Linux Desktop.

Just Take the Time of Carefully Looking, Reading and Following the Detailed Instructions and Commands Contained in this Guide.

You need to know that the VMWare Tools Installed and Working will Grant you a More Pleasant Journey with Kubuntu on VMWare…

With the VMWare Tools Installed you will Dispose Also of Shared Folders to Easy Exchange Files with the Host System!

You Find Detailed VMWare Installation Troubleshooting 2 the Article Bottom.

Install VMware Tools for Kubuntu 15.10 Wily Linux - Featured
  1. Start the VMWare Tools Installation:

    Virtual Machine > Install VMWare Tools

    If the VMWare Tools are Not Already on your Hard Drive you Should Wait Until the Archive is Downloaded from VMWare Update Server…

    Before to Start the Installation you Need to have the CDRom Unmounted… If Not the Window Containing the Tools will Not Pop-Up. If you Need to Unmount/Eject the CDRom go to Places, Open a Window and Eject the CDRom.

  2. Open File Manager and Select the VMWareTools CD
    Then Double-Click/Right-Click on VMWareTools Archive

    Install VMware Tools Kubuntu 15.04 Vivid - Open VMWare Tools CD on File Manager
  3. Extract Into /tmp Directory

    Install VMware Tools Kubuntu 15.04 Vivid - Extraction

  4. Open a Shell Terminal emulator window
    Kickoff > Type “kons” > Return
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Installing VMware Tools Kubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf -  Kde5 Open  Terminal
  5. VMWare Tools Installation:

    • Access the Target Directory
      cd /tmp/vmware*
    • Install the GCC package
      sudo apt-get install gcc

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

    • Execute the Installation Script

      sudo ./

      Confirm for Installation also when Warned about it’s a Legacy version (that’s Not True.)
      Follow to Accept All the Default Proposed Settings
      Eventually Answer “Yes” to Enable Load New Kernel Modules at Boot.

    This is the Sign of Success! :)

    Install VMware Tools for Kubuntu 15.10 Wily Linux - Success
  6. Here is the VMWare Tools Troubleshooting Guide:

    VMWare Tools Troubleshootings
  7. Guided Setup to Load VMware Tools at Boot:

    VMware Tools Loaded on Boot
  8. Now to Enable VMWare Tools without Logout

    Drag & Resize the Window to Check that the Tools are Working.
    Then the Desktop should automatically Fit the window’s Size.

  9. VMware-Tools Installation Guides for Other Linux Distros:

    How to Install the VMWare Tools on Linux Distros

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