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#1 2012-12-01 05:38:22

AurosGamma
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From: San Cristobal,Venezuela
Registered: 2011-02-22
Posts: 132

[SOLVED] How to really install Open VMware Tools?

I tried the steps shown in the wiki, but it's not working at all. I have Arch+KDE installed in VMware Player 5. The steps I followed for the installation of VMware tools are:

pacman -S open-vm-tools open-vm-tools-modules
systemctl enable vmtoolsd.service

But after a reboot the Tools doesn't seem to work properly, even If I try to restart with the tools enabled the systems hangs on the process.

Some help will be really appreciated.
Cheers.

Last edited by AurosGamma (2012-12-02 05:09:42)

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#2 2012-12-01 10:40:42

p0x8
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Registered: 2012-09-20
Posts: 67

Re: [SOLVED] How to really install Open VMware Tools?

There are some known issues regarding the current versions of the open VMWare tools, check this topic.

The steps you took provide minimal functionality, at least keeping the clock in sync with the host and handling screen resizing. For copy and paste and shared folders, the wiki has some additional info.

The system seems to hang on reboot, but proceeds normally after about 90 seconds (it's how long systemd waits before forcefully killing the vmtoolsd daemon).

Some tips to work around current issues:
- don't use the latest version of xorg-server (use xorg-server 1.13.0-3 instead)
- issue a 'killall -9 vmtoolsd; systemctl poweroff' to power off the system

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#3 2012-12-05 19:31:19

sftrytry
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Registered: 2012-12-05
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Re: [SOLVED] How to really install Open VMware Tools?

I comfirm the same issues on vmware workstation 9.
I can not update the latest xorg-server. Systemd hung at rebooting.

Can I put the killall in some reboot script in systemd?

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#4 2012-12-06 20:35:10

AurosGamma
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From: San Cristobal,Venezuela
Registered: 2011-02-22
Posts: 132

Re: [SOLVED] How to really install Open VMware Tools?

sftrytry wrote:

I comfirm the same issues on vmware workstation 9.
I can not update the latest xorg-server. Systemd hung at rebooting.

Can I put the killall in some reboot script in systemd?

As p0x8 said, use xorg-server 1.13.0-3 ( the lastest one is 1.13.0-4). For doing that, you can downgrade the package.

Cheers

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