Tuesday, 20 May 2008

Installing VMware Tools on Fedora

I always forget the steps involved, so here they are for reference.

1. Install the required development packages:

yum install kernel-devel gcc gcc-c++

2. Untar the vmware-tools-distrib from the "virtual" Install CD. (Don't bother with the .rpm file.)

3. cd to vmware-tools-distrib. Run ./vmware-install.pl

That's it! Except I have had to add the following lines to /etc/X11/xorg.conf to get the display to work:

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "vmware"

There are much better instructions here.

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