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VMWare - How to install open source VMWare Tools in Linux Virtual Machine  


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August 7, 2016 11:40 PM  

VMWare has made their VMWare tools open source, it's called open-vm-tools.
The larger Linux distros like Ubuntu, Debian, etc do support these tools, you just need to install them.

Which sounded easy, but took me a while to get it right.
Most description only mention open-vm-tools, but forget to mention the open-vm-tools-desktop ...

In Terminal:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install open-vm-tools open-vm-tools-desktop

Once installed, reboot your virtual machine,... and things should work.