October 8, 2015 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.
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!
Open a Shell Terminal emulator window
Kickoff > Type “kons” > Return
(Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)
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
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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