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    Question Jaunty 9.04: How do I get VMware tools working?

    Hello

    Followed the tutorial (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VMware) even tried installing openvm-tools through package manager.

    Yet even though I can now launch vmware-toolbox, Ubuntu still doesn't seem to have the capability to automatically resize with the size of the window (vista x64).

    Any ideas on how I can get VMware Tools working properly?

    Thanks in advance,

    Panarchy

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    Wink Re: Jaunty 9.04: How do I get VMware tools working?

    I ran the install script using the administrator account. So, I log-in as root selected install vmtools... selected run in terminal and they installed... (P.S... you might to leave the .iso as the CD drive since it might look for the C compiler...)



    Now, I will say that it has been a pain in the past to install vmtools in linux quests. This time it was just like you think it should be...

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    Re: Jaunty 9.04: How do I get VMware tools working?

    Try to follow this howto, it has worked for me! After I dist-upgraded from 8.10 to 9.04 I had to repeat the steps.

    http://cccarey.wordpress.com/howtos/...-810-intrepid/

    - compile and install the latest uriparser (0.7.3)
    - compile the latest open-vm-tools ( 2009.03.18-154848 )
    - bundle the compilation output and overlay the versions provided by VMWare
    - sudo ./vmware-install.pl

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    Re: Jaunty 9.04: How do I get VMware tools working?

    I tried installing VMWare Tools from the official Ubuntu repository by following the procedure here (http://www.gorillapond.com/2009/03/0...u-linux-reborn).

    I tried running module-assistant auto-install open-vm but it fails when building the first module. Here is some of the output:

    /usr/src/modules/open-vm/modules/linux/vmhgfs/kernelStubsLinux.o
    CC [M] /usr/src/modules/open-vm/modules/linux/vmhgfs/link.o
    CC [M] /usr/src/modules/open-vm/modules/linux/vmhgfs/messageBackdoor.o
    CC [M] /usr/src/modules/open-vm/modules/linux/vmhgfs/message.o
    CC [M] /usr/src/modules/open-vm/modules/linux/vmhgfs/module.o
    CC [M] /usr/src/modules/open-vm/modules/linux/vmhgfs/page.o
    /usr/src/modules/open-vm/modules/linux/vmhgfs/page.c:88: error: unknown
    field prepare_write specified in initializer
    /usr/src/modules/open-vm/modules/linux/vmhgfs/page.c:88: warning:
    initialization from incompatible pointer type
    /usr/src/modules/open-vm/modules/linux/vmhgfs/page.c:89: error: unknown
    field commit_write specified in initializer
    /usr/src/modules/open-vm/modules/linux/vmhgfs/page.c:89: warning:
    initialization from incompatible pointer type
    make[5]: *** [/usr/src/modules/open-vm/modules/linux/vmhgfs/page.o]
    Error 1
    make[4]: *** [_module_/usr/src/modules/open-vm/modules/linux/vmhgfs]
    Error 2
    make[4]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.28-11-generic
    make[3]: *** [vmhgfs.ko] Error 2
    make[3]: Leaving directory
    `/usr/src/modules/open-vm/modules/linux/vmhgfs
    make[2]: *** [build] Error 2
    make[2]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/modules/open-vm
    make[1]: *** [binary-modules] Error 2
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/modules/open-vm
    make: *** [kdist_build] Error 2

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    Re: Jaunty 9.04: How do I get VMware tools working?

    Stuffed if I can get this to work. I am trying to install tools in 9.04 on a PCLOS host using VMWare work ststion. this is the output;

    tony@ubuntu:~/Desktop/vmware-tools-distrib$ sudo ./vmware-install.pl -d
    The following VMware kernel modules have been found on your system that were
    not installed by the VMware Installer. Please remove them then run this
    installer again.

    vmxnet
    vmblock
    vmmemctl
    vmci

    I.e. - 'rm /lib/modules/2.6.28-11-generic/misc/<ModuleName>.{o,ko}'

    Execution aborted

    help needed!

    Tony
    "Frankly Bill ... I don't give a damn!"
    Linux User # 434139
    Using Ubuntu 10.10 on my eeepc and loving it!!

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    Re: Jaunty 9.04: How do I get VMware tools working?

    Right,

    Got the tools installed but no mouse-integration, see my post here - "http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1120414&page3"


    Quote Originally Posted by tchoklat View Post
    Stuffed if I can get this to work. I am trying to install tools in 9.04 on a PCLOS host using VMWare work ststion. this is the output;

    tony@ubuntu:~/Desktop/vmware-tools-distrib$ sudo ./vmware-install.pl -d
    The following VMware kernel modules have been found on your system that were
    not installed by the VMware Installer. Please remove them then run this
    installer again.

    vmxnet
    vmblock
    vmmemctl
    vmci

    I.e. - 'rm /lib/modules/2.6.28-11-generic/misc/<ModuleName>.{o,ko}'

    Execution aborted

    help needed!

    Tony
    "Frankly Bill ... I don't give a damn!"
    Linux User # 434139
    Using Ubuntu 10.10 on my eeepc and loving it!!

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    Re: Jaunty 9.04: How do I get VMware tools working?

    Installing the following two packages yields a perfectly working ubuntu 9.04 VM on WS 6.5.2. You can blow off the tools install step from workstation and just run this command in your guest.

    sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-input-vmmouse open-vm-tools
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    HP Slimline s5150t Q9300@2.8GHz 8GB Nvidia G210
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    Re: Jaunty 9.04: How do I get VMware tools working?

    Did you find this enabled drag and drop and screen resizing too?

    I've just done this and the mouse is now working fine, but thats all.

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    Lightbulb Re: Jaunty 9.04: How do I get VMware tools working?

    Yup, screen resizing is working too! I did not have the tools from workstation installed because it kept bailing with 'drivers already installed' messages. I installed the vmmouse driver first and then tools if that makes any difference.
    __________________________________________________ ______________________
    DELL Precision 390 T6700 @2.6Ghz 8GB nVidia NV44 Quadro NVS 285
    HP Slimline s5150t Q9300@2.8GHz 8GB Nvidia G210
    Lenovo Ideapad y550p i720 1.6Ghz 8GB Nvidia GT240M

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    Re: Jaunty 9.04: How do I get VMware tools working?

    Hi,

    I get the same error message as Zoide7777 if I run the following command:
    module-assistant auto-install open-vm

    [...]
    /usr/src/modules/open-vm/modules/linux/vmhgfs/page.c:88: error: unknown field prepare_write specified in initializer
    [...]


    I've upgraded Ubuntu from 8.10 to 9.04 - maybe a issue of that?

    Regards
    Flo

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