How to Install VMware Tools on Slackware 14.2 GNU/Linux

October 14, 2019 | By thelinuxevangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

GNU/Linux Slackware Install VMware-Tools

Hi! The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How to Install the VMWare Tools in Slackware 14.2 32/64-bit GNU/Linux 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 Slackware 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!

Installing VMware Tools for Slackware 14.2 Linux - Featured
  1. 1. Launching Terminal

    Open a Terminal window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    How to Install VMware Tools on Slackware 14.2 GNU/Linux - Open Terminal Shell Emulator
  2. 2. Downloading VMware Tools Slackbuild

    Download VMware Tools Slackbuild+Source for Slackware

    Get Slackbuild.tar.gz & Source.tar.xz
  3. 3. Extracting VMware Tools Slackbuild

    Then Extract Slackbuild into /tmp
    Eventually on File Manager Double-Click on Package.

    How to Install VMware Tools on Slackware 14.2 GNU/Linux - Slackbuild Extraction

    Or from Command Line:

    tar xvzf ~/Downloads/open-vm-tools.tar.gz
  4. 4. Relocating VMware Tools Source

    Next Move Source into Slackbuild

    mv ~/Downloads/open-vm-tools*.tar.gz /tmp/open-vm-tools/

    The Package could be located otherwise into the /tmp/mozilla* Directory.

  5. 5. Building VMware Tools Slackware Package

    Now to Build VMware Tools Package
    First Access the Target Directory:

    cd /tmp/open-vm-tools

    Eventually Give Execution Permission:

    chmod +x VMware Tools3.SlackBuild

    Run the Build Script:

    sudo ./open-vm-tools.SlackBuild
  6. 6. Installing VMware Tools Package

    Finally, to Install VMware Tools Package

    sudo installpkg ../open-vm-tools*.tgz
  7. So Now I’m truly Happy if My Guide could Help You to Install VMware Tools on Slackware 14.2!


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