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Installing VMware Tools in Slackware (14)

2013-05-31 5 comments

So I finally decided to create a slackware VM just to mess around with and maybe use it for slackware-current. I have always used virtualbox since installing vmware tools always failed too install and figured why mess with it when it works in Vbox? Surprisingly the fix was not difficult I just felt lazy that day I guess.

The following is how to install vmware-tools on slackware (14) but should work for previous ones as well.

## This is what caused it to fail since the dir didn't exist.
$ mkdir /etc/pam.d
$ su -
# mount /dev/dvd /mnt/dvd
# cd /mnt/dvd/ 
# ls 
  ... VMwareTools-x.x.x-xxxxx.tar.gz ...
# tar -xzvf VMwareTools-x.x.x-xxxxx.tar.gz -C /tmp
# umount /mnt/dvd/
# cd /tmp
# cd vmware-tools-distrib/
# ./vmware-install.pl

The install should be successful after that, if you start X-window then you will need to start vmware tools with the following command.

$ /usr/bin/vmware-toolbox-cmd
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