How-to Install VMWare-Tools on Linux Mint 18.1 Serena LTS 32-64bit

January 26th, 2017 by thelinuxevangelist

Installing VMware Tools for Mint 18.1 Serena

Hello Mint User! This Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install the VMWare Tools on Linux Mint 18.1 Serena i386/amd64 Mate/Cinnamon/KDE/Xfce Desktop.

You need to know that the VMWare Tools Installed and Working will Grant you a More Pleasant Journey with Linux Mint 18.1 Serena on the VMWare Virtual Machine

The VMWare Tools Installation should improve VM Performances, enabling Custom Easy Scree Resizing and more your Guest will Dispose Also of Shared Folders to Easy Exchanging Files with the Host System!

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

Install VMware Tools on Linux Mint 18.1 Serena - Featured
  1. Open a Shell Terminal emulator window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Installing VMware Tools for Linux Mint 18.1 Serena - Open Terminal

  2. Installing the VMware Tools

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

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

  3. Assure that Linux will Load VMware Tools at Boot:

    Get VMware Tools Loaded on Boot

  4. Last to Enable Tools without Logout try:

  5. Get Installed DropBox for Easy File Sharing VMs OS
    SetUp DropBox on Mint.

    VMware-Tools Installation Guides for Other Linux Distros:

    How-to Install the VMWare Tools on Linux Distros

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