Install VMware Tools On Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

VMware Tools is a suite of utilities that enhances the performance of the virtual machine’s guest operating system and improves management of the virtual machine. VMware tools allow guest operating system interact with host operating system. For example with VMware tools allow host operating system share clipboard data with vm guest operating system.

VMware Tools features:

  • low video resolution
  • inadequate color depth
  • incorrect display of network speed
  • restricted movement of the mouse
  • inability to copy and paste and drag-and-drop files
  • missing sound

Install VMware tools on Ubuntu

  1. After your Ubuntu VM boot up and logged in
  2. From VMware menu, choose VM > Install VMware tools
  3. Now you will see VMware tools ISO is mounted
  4. Open it and you will see VMwareTools-xxxxx.tar.gz, extract it to Desktop for now (you can delete it later)
  5. Install the requirements:
    apt-get install linux-headers-`uname -r` build-essential gcc
  6. Open your terminal with root or use sudo:
    cd /home//Desktop/vmware-tools-distrib/
  7. Follow the wizard and give the default answer. It will take around 20 minutes to finish the installation.
  8. After that reboot your Ubuntu
  9. Now you have VMware tools installed.

Q: I am stuck at “what is the location of the directory of c header files?”. How can i resolve that?
A: Usually the c header file is in /usr/src/linux-headers-/include. But when i try to give install it in Ubuntu 10.10 it says “The path “/usr/src/linux-headers-/include” is not valid path.”. It’s fine, i just skip that steps by answer no change to the path. And it installed just fine.

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