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

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

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    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.

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