How to Install VMware Tools on Elementary OS Easy Guide

April 1, 2019 | By thelinuxevangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

VMware Tools Elementary OS Installation Guide

You are Welcome! The Guide Simply Shows How to Install the VMWare Tools in Elementary OS GNU/Linux 32/64-bit Pantheon Desktop.

And the VMWare Tools Installed and Working will Grant you a More Pleasant Journey with Linux Elementary OS on VMWare Virtual Machine…

Furthermore, 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!

Especially relevant: 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 Elementary OS Linux - VMWare-Baloon
  1. Open a Terminal Shell emulator window
    Ctrl+Alt+t on desktop
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Installing VMware Tools for Linux Elementary OS - Pantheon 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 Look: Solution

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

    VMware Tools Loaded on Boot
  4. Last to Enable Tools without Logout try:

    vmware-user-suid-wrapper
  5. Get Installed DropBox for Easy File Sharing VMs OS
    SetUp DropBox on Elementary.

    VMware-Tools Installation Guides for Other Linux Distros:

    How to Install the VMWare Tools on Linux Distros


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