How to Install VMware Tools on Debian Sid/Unstable Linux+GNU

October 8, 2015 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist.

Installing VMware-Tools for Debian Sid/Unstable Linux

You are Welcome! The Tutorial shows you Step-by-Step How to Install the VMware Tools on Debian Sid/Unstable GNU/Linux GNOME/KDE/Lxde/Xfce/Mate Desktop.

As of Sept 2015, VMware recommends using the distribution-specific open-vm-tools instead of the VMware Tools package for guest machines.

You need to know that the VMWare Tools Installed and Working will Grant you a More Pleasant Journey with Debian Linux 8 Jessie GNOME3 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!

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

    Installing VMware Tools on Linux - Open Terminal
  2. Installing the VMware Tools:

    sudo apt-get install open-vm-tools open-vm-tools-desktop

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then see: How to Enable sudo

  3. To Enable the VMware Tools without Rebooting


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

    Assure that Linux will Load VMware Tools at Boot:

    VMware Tools Loaded on Boot

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