Wednesday, January 23, 2013

How To Install VMware Tools for VMware Player

How To Install VMware Tools for VMware Player

mkdir /mnt/cdrom
mount -t iso9660 /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom

cp /mnt/cdrom/VMwareTools*.gz /root

yum install perl gcc make kernel-devel kernel-uek-devel

tar zxvf VMwareTools-9.2.2-893683.tar.gz

Would you like to enable VMware automatic kernel modules?

No X install found.

Creating a new initrd boot image for the kernel.
vmware-tools-thinprint start/running
vmware-tools start/running
The configuration of VMware Tools 9.2.2 build-893683 for Linux for this running
kernel completed successfully.

You must restart your X session before any mouse or graphics changes take

You can now run VMware Tools by invoking "/usr/bin/vmware-toolbox-cmd" from the
command line.

To enable advanced X features (e.g., guest resolution fit, drag and drop, and
file and text copy/paste), you will need to do one (or more) of the following:
1. Manually start /usr/bin/vmware-user
2. Log out and log back into your desktop session; and,
3. Restart your X session.


--the VMware team


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