|How to Install VMware Tools on Ubuntu 6.10|
|Friday, 24 November 2006 17:56|
Host OS: Windows XP SP2
uname -r give your the kernel release. Replace the '2.6.17-26-generic' below with your kernel release you got above.
sudo apt-get install kernel-headers-2-6.17-26-generic
On the menu bar in VMWare go to VM / Install VMWare Tools. Nothing will happen, but now the cd-rom image is mounted. In the next step replace username with your username.
cp /media/cdrom0/VMwareTools-5.5.3-34685.tar.gz /home/username
Just press 'Enter' at each prompt to accept the defaults and you will have VMWare Tools installed and working with Debian 3.1.
Everything should now work except the mouse which still requires ctrl-alt to release. The VMware release notes didn't resolve the problem. To fix the trapped mouse issue:
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/vmware-tools/configurator/XOrg/7.0/vmmouse_drv.so
Now edit the '/etc/X11/xorg.conf'. Look for 'Configured Mouse' and change Driver to "vmmouse". You should end up with something like:
Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Configured Mouse"
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