How to Install VMware Tools on CentOS 6.3

by skytech on July 20, 2012

VMware Tools is a group of utilities that enhances the overall performance of the virtual machine’s guest operating system (OS) and improves management of the virtual machine (VM). This is one of important components in order to provide perfect VM OS. Without the VMware Tools, guest OS performance will lacks some of the important functionality. Please follow below steps to install the VMware Tools on CentOS 6.3:

1. Install prerequisites :

[root@centos63 ~]# yum install perl gcc make kernel-headers kernel-devel -y

2. Right click on the VM, goto Guest, Install/Upgrade VMware tools.

3. Mount VMware-tool installer :

[root@centos63 ~]# mount /dev/cdrom /mnt
mount: block device /dev/sr0 is write-protected, mounting read-only

4. Extract and install :

[root@centos63 ~]# cd /mnt
[root@centos63 mnt]# cp VMwareTools-2.0.0-122956.tar.gz /tmp
[root@centos63 mnt]# cd /tmp
[root@centos63 tmp]# umount /mnt
[root@centos63 tmp]# tar xzvf VMwareTools-2.0.0-122956.tar.gz
[root@centos63 tmp]# cd vmware-tools-distrib
[root@centos63 vmware-tools-distrib]# ./vmware-install.pl

During the installation wizard, just press enter for default selection. For certain cases, you will get stuck on the following :

..
..
..
..
Stopping VMware Tools services in the virtual machine:
   Guest operating system daemon:                          [  OK  ]
None of the pre-built vmmemctl modules for VMware Tools is suitable for your
running kernel.  Do you want this program to try to build the vmmemctl module
for your system (you need to have a C compiler installed on your system)?
[yes]

Using compiler "/usr/bin/gcc". Use environment variable CC to override.

What is the location of the directory of C header files that match your running
kernel? [/usr/src/linux/include]

Solution :

What you can do is perform kernel updates, then reboot and finally re-run the VMware-tools installation script.

Steps
1. Perform update to kernel :

[root@centos63 vmware-tools-distrib]# yum update kernel -y
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, presto
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
 * base: mirrors.hostemo.com
 * extras: mirrors.hostemo.com
 * updates: mirrors.hostemo.com
file:///mnt/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] Could not open/read file:///mnt/repodata/repomd.xml
Trying other mirror.
Setting up Update Process
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package kernel.i686 0:2.6.32-279.1.1.el6 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: kernel-firmware >= 2.6.32-279.1.1.el6 for package: kernel-2.6.32-279.1.1.el6.i686
--> Running transaction check
---> Package kernel-firmware.noarch 0:2.6.32-279.el6 will be updated
---> Package kernel-firmware.noarch 0:2.6.32-279.1.1.el6 will be an update
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

====================================================================================================
 Package                   Arch             Version                         Repository         Size
====================================================================================================
Installing:
 kernel                    i686             2.6.32-279.1.1.el6              updates            23 M
Updating for dependencies:
 kernel-firmware           noarch           2.6.32-279.1.1.el6              updates           8.7 M

Transaction Summary
====================================================================================================
Install       1 Package(s)
Upgrade       1 Package(s)

Total download size: 32 M
Downloading Packages:
Setting up and reading Presto delta metadata
updates/prestodelta                                                          |  41 kB     00:00
Processing delta metadata
Download delta size: 6.8 M
(1/2): kernel-2.6.32-279.el6_2.6.32-279.1.1.el6.i686.drpm                    | 5.6 MB     00:49
(2/2): kernel-firmware-2.6.32-279.el6_2.6.32-279.1.1.el6.noarch.drpm         | 1.2 MB     00:11
Finishing rebuild of rpms, from deltarpms
                                                              |  32 MB     00:20
Presto reduced the update size by 79% (from 32 M to 6.8 M).
Running rpm_check_debug
Running Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Running Transaction
  Updating   : kernel-firmware-2.6.32-279.1.1.el6.noarch                                        1/3
  Installing : kernel-2.6.32-279.1.1.el6.i686                                                   2/3
  Cleanup    : kernel-firmware-2.6.32-279.el6.noarch                                            3/3
  Verifying  : kernel-firmware-2.6.32-279.1.1.el6.noarch                                        1/3
  Verifying  : kernel-2.6.32-279.1.1.el6.i686                                                   2/3
  Verifying  : kernel-firmware-2.6.32-279.el6.noarch                                            3/3

Installed:
  kernel.i686 0:2.6.32-279.1.1.el6

Dependency Updated:
  kernel-firmware.noarch 0:2.6.32-279.1.1.el6

Complete!

2. Reboot the CentOS 6.3

3. Re-run VMware-Tools installation :

[root@centos63 vmware-tools-distrib]# ./vmware-install.pl
A previous installation of VMware Tools has been detected.

The previous installation was made by the tar installer (version 4).

Keeping the tar4 installer database format.

You have a version of VMware Tools installed.  Continuing this install will
first uninstall the currently installed version.  Do you wish to continue?
(yes/no) [yes]

Uninstalling the tar installation of VMware Tools.

Stopping services for VMware Tools

Stopping VMware Tools services in the virtual machine:
   Guest operating system daemon:                          [  OK  ]

File /usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib32/libconf/etc/pango/pangorc is backed up to
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib32/libconf/etc/pango/pangorc.old.2.

This program previously created the file
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/libconf/etc/gtk-2.0/gtk.immodules, and was about to
remove it.  Somebody else apparently did it already.

File /usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib32/libconf/etc/pango/pangox.aliases is backed up
to /usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib32/libconf/etc/pango/pangox.aliases.old.2.

File /usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib32/libconf/etc/gtk-2.0/gdk-pixbuf.loaders is
backed up to
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib32/libconf/etc/gtk-2.0/gdk-pixbuf.loaders.old.2.

This program previously created the file
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/libconf/etc/pango/pangorc, and was about to remove it.
Somebody else apparently did it already.

This program previously created the file
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/libconf/etc/pango/pangox.aliases, and was about to remove
it.  Somebody else apparently did it already.

This program previously created the file
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib32/libconf/etc/pango/pango.modules, and was about to
remove it.  Somebody else apparently did it already.

This program previously created the file
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/libconf/etc/gtk-2.0/gdk-pixbuf.loaders, and was about to
remove it.  Somebody else apparently did it already.

File /usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib32/libconf/etc/gtk-2.0/gtk.immodules is backed up
to /usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib32/libconf/etc/gtk-2.0/gtk.immodules.old.2.

The removal of VMware Tools 2.0.0 build-122956 for Linux completed
successfully.

Installing VMware Tools.

In which directory do you want to install the binary files?
[/usr/bin]

What is the directory that contains the init directories (rc0.d/ to rc6.d/)?
[/etc/rc.d]

What is the directory that contains the init scripts?
[/etc/rc.d/init.d]

In which directory do you want to install the daemon files?
[/usr/sbin]

In which directory do you want to install the library files?
[/usr/lib/vmware-tools]


In which directory do you want to install the documentation files?
[/usr/share/doc/vmware-tools]
The path "/usr/share/doc/vmware-tools" does not exist currently. This program
is going to create it, including needed parent directories. Is this what you
want? [yes]

The installation of VMware Tools 2.0.0 build-122956 for Linux completed
successfully. You can decide to remove this software from your system at any
time by invoking the following command: "/usr/bin/vmware-uninstall-tools.pl".

Before running VMware Tools for the first time, you need to configure it by
invoking the following command: "/usr/bin/vmware-config-tools.pl". Do you want
this program to invoke the command for you now? [yes]

It looks like you are trying to run this program in a remote session. This
program will temporarily shut down your network connection, so you should only
run it from a local console session. Are you SURE you want to continue?
[no] yes


Stopping VMware Tools services in the virtual machine:
   Guest operating system daemon:                          [  OK  ]
None of the pre-built vmmemctl modules for VMware Tools is suitable for your
running kernel.  Do you want this program to try to build the vmmemctl module
for your system (you need to have a C compiler installed on your system)?
[yes]

Using compiler "/usr/bin/gcc". Use environment variable CC to override.

What is the location of the directory of C header files that match your running
kernel?
[/lib/modules/2.6.32-279.1.1.el6.i686/build/include]

Extracting the sources of the vmmemctl module.

Building the vmmemctl module.

Using 2.6.x kernel build system.
make: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmemctl-only'
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.32-279.1.1.el6.i686/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.32-279.1.1.el6.i686'
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmemctl-only/backdoorGcc32.o
In file included from /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmemctl-only/backdoor.h:29,
                 from /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmemctl-only/backdoorGcc32.c:45:
/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmemctl-only/vm_basic_types.h:108:7: warning: "__FreeBSD__" is not defined
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmemctl-only/os.o
In file included from /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmemctl-only/os.c:51:
/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmemctl-only/compat_wait.h:78: error: conflicting types for âpoll_initwaitâ
include/linux/poll.h:70: note: previous declaration of âpoll_initwaitâ was here
make[2]: *** [/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmemctl-only/os.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [_module_/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmemctl-only] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.32-279.1.1.el6.i686'
make: *** [vmmemctl.ko] Error 2
make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmemctl-only'
Unable to build the vmmemctl module.

The memory manager driver (vmmemctl module) is used by VMware host software to
efficiently reclaim memory from a virtual machine.
If the driver is not available, VMware host software may instead need to swap
guest memory to disk, which may reduce performance.
The rest of the software provided by VMware Tools is designed to work
independently of this feature.
If you want the memory management feature, you can install the driver by
running vmware-config-tools.pl again after making sure that gcc, binutils, make
and the kernel sources for your running kernel are installed on your machine.
These packages are available on your distribution's installation CD.
[ Press Enter key to continue ]

None of the pre-built vmxnet modules for VMware Tools is suitable for your
running kernel.  Do you want this program to try to build the vmxnet module for
your system (you need to have a C compiler installed on your system)? [yes]

Extracting the sources of the vmxnet module.

Building the vmxnet module.

Using 2.6.x kernel build system.
make: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-config1/vmxnet-only'
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.32-279.1.1.el6.i686/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.32-279.1.1.el6.i686'
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config1/vmxnet-only/vmxnet.o
In file included from /tmp/vmware-config1/vmxnet-only/vmxnet.c:48:
/tmp/vmware-config1/vmxnet-only/vm_basic_types.h:108:7: warning: "__FreeBSD__" is not defined
/tmp/vmware-config1/vmxnet-only/vmxnet.c: In function âvmxnet_change_mtuâ:
/tmp/vmware-config1/vmxnet-only/vmxnet.c:193: error: âstruct net_deviceâ has no member named âprivâ
/tmp/vmware-config1/vmxnet-only/vmxnet.c: In function âvmxnet_get_drvinfoâ:
/tmp/vmware-config1/vmxnet-only/vmxnet.c:267: error: âstruct net_deviceâ has no member named âprivâ
/tmp/vmware-config1/vmxnet-only/vmxnet.c: In function âvmxnet_set_tsoâ:
/tmp/vmware-config1/vmxnet-only/vmxnet.c:305: error: âstruct net_deviceâ has no member named âprivâ
/tmp/vmware-config1/vmxnet-only/vmxnet.c: In function âvmxnet_link_checkâ:
/tmp/vmware-config1/vmxnet-only/vmxnet.c:659: error: âstruct net_deviceâ has no member named âprivâ
/tmp/vmware-config1/vmxnet-only/vmxnet.c: In function âvmxnet_probe_deviceâ:
/tmp/vmware-config1/vmxnet-only/vmxnet.c:841: error: âstruct net_deviceâ has no member named âprivâ
/tmp/vmware-config1/vmxnet-only/vmxnet.c:993: warning: cast to pointer from integer of different size
/tmp/vmware-config1/vmxnet-only/vmxnet.c:1058: error: âstruct net_deviceâ has no member named âopenâ
/tmp/vmware-config1/vmxnet-only/vmxnet.c:1059: error: âstruct net_deviceâ has no member named âhard_start_xmitâ
/tmp/vmware-config1/vmxnet-only/vmxnet.c:1060: error: âstruct net_deviceâ has no member named âstopâ
/tmp/vmware-config1/vmxnet-only/vmxnet.c:1061: error: âstruct net_deviceâ has no member named âget_statsâ
/tmp/vmware-config1/vmxnet-only/vmxnet.c:1062: error: âstruct net_deviceâ has no member named âset_multicast_listâ
/tmp/vmware-config1/vmxnet-only/vmxnet.c:1064: error: âstruct net_deviceâ has no member named âchange_mtuâ
/tmp/vmware-config1/vmxnet-only/vmxnet.c:1067: error: âstruct net_deviceâ has no member named âtx_timeoutâ
/tmp/vmware-config1/vmxnet-only/vmxnet.c:1071: error: âstruct net_deviceâ has no member named âpoll_controllerâ
/tmp/vmware-config1/vmxnet-only/vmxnet.c:1075: error: âstruct net_deviceâ has no member named âset_mac_addressâ
/tmp/vmware-config1/vmxnet-only/vmxnet.c: In function âvmxnet_remove_deviceâ:
/tmp/vmware-config1/vmxnet-only/vmxnet.c:1142: error: âstruct net_deviceâ has no member named âprivâ
/tmp/vmware-config1/vmxnet-only/vmxnet.c: In function âvmxnet_init_ringâ:
/tmp/vmware-config1/vmxnet-only/vmxnet.c:1213: error: âstruct net_deviceâ has no member named âprivâ
/tmp/vmware-config1/vmxnet-only/vmxnet.c: In function âvmxnet_openâ:
/tmp/vmware-config1/vmxnet-only/vmxnet.c:1338: error: âstruct net_deviceâ has no member named âprivâ
/tmp/vmware-config1/vmxnet-only/vmxnet.c: In function âcheck_tx_queueâ:
/tmp/vmware-config1/vmxnet-only/vmxnet.c:1594: error: âstruct net_deviceâ has no member named âprivâ
/tmp/vmware-config1/vmxnet-only/vmxnet.c: In function âvmxnet_txâ:
/tmp/vmware-config1/vmxnet-only/vmxnet.c:1658: error: âstruct net_deviceâ has no member named âprivâ
/tmp/vmware-config1/vmxnet-only/vmxnet.c: In function âvmxnet_rxâ:
/tmp/vmware-config1/vmxnet-only/vmxnet.c:2057: error: âstruct net_deviceâ has no member named âprivâ
/tmp/vmware-config1/vmxnet-only/vmxnet.c: In function âvmxnet_interruptâ:
/tmp/vmware-config1/vmxnet-only/vmxnet.c:2232: error: âstruct net_deviceâ has no member named âprivâ
/tmp/vmware-config1/vmxnet-only/vmxnet.c: In function âvmxnet_closeâ:
/tmp/vmware-config1/vmxnet-only/vmxnet.c:2314: error: âstruct net_deviceâ has no member named âprivâ
/tmp/vmware-config1/vmxnet-only/vmxnet.c: In function âvmxnet_load_multicastâ:
/tmp/vmware-config1/vmxnet-only/vmxnet.c:2404: error: âstruct net_deviceâ has no member named âprivâ
/tmp/vmware-config1/vmxnet-only/vmxnet.c: In function âvmxnet_set_multicast_listâ:
/tmp/vmware-config1/vmxnet-only/vmxnet.c:2465: error: âstruct net_deviceâ has no member named âprivâ
/tmp/vmware-config1/vmxnet-only/vmxnet.c: In function âvmxnet_get_statsâ:
/tmp/vmware-config1/vmxnet-only/vmxnet.c:2545: error: âstruct net_deviceâ has no member named âprivâ
make[2]: *** [/tmp/vmware-config1/vmxnet-only/vmxnet.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [_module_/tmp/vmware-config1/vmxnet-only] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.32-279.1.1.el6.i686'
make: *** [vmxnet.ko] Error 2
make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-config1/vmxnet-only'
Unable to build the vmxnet module.

The fast network device driver (vmxnet module) is used only for our fast
networking interface. The rest of the software provided by VMware Tools is
designed to work independently of this feature.
If you wish to have the fast network driver enabled, you can install the driver
by running vmware-config-tools.pl again after making sure that gcc, binutils,
make and the kernel sources for your running kernel are installed on your
machine. These packages are available on your distribution's installation CD.
[ Press Enter key to continue ]

None of the pre-built vmblock modules for VMware Tools is suitable for your
running kernel.  Do you want this program to try to build the vmblock module
for your system (you need to have a C compiler installed on your system)?
[yes]

Extracting the sources of the vmblock module.

Building the vmblock module.

Using 2.6.x kernel build system.
make: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-config2/vmblock-only'
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.32-279.1.1.el6.i686/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.32-279.1.1.el6.i686'
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config2/vmblock-only/linux/block.o
In file included from /tmp/vmware-config2/vmblock-only/linux/os.h:35,
                 from /tmp/vmware-config2/vmblock-only/linux/block.c:26:
/tmp/vmware-config2/vmblock-only/./include/compat_wait.h:78: error: conflicting types for âpoll_initwaitâ
include/linux/poll.h:70: note: previous declaration of âpoll_initwaitâ was here
In file included from /tmp/vmware-config2/vmblock-only/linux/vmblockInt.h:40,
                 from /tmp/vmware-config2/vmblock-only/linux/block.c:29:
/tmp/vmware-config2/vmblock-only/./include/vm_basic_types.h:108:7: warning: "__FreeBSD__" is not defined
make[2]: *** [/tmp/vmware-config2/vmblock-only/linux/block.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [_module_/tmp/vmware-config2/vmblock-only] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.32-279.1.1.el6.i686'
make: *** [vmblock.ko] Error 2
make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-config2/vmblock-only'
Unable to build the vmblock module.

The vmblock module enables dragging or copying files from within a host and
dropping or pasting them onto your guest (host to guest drag and drop and file
copy/paste).  The rest of the software provided by VMware Tools is designed to
work independently of this feature (including guest to host drag and drop and
file copy/paste).

If you would like the host to guest drag and drop and file copy/paste features,
you can install the driver by running vmware-config-tools.pl again after making
sure that gcc, binutils, make and the kernel sources for your running kernel
are installed on your machine. These packages are available on your
distribution's installation CD.
[ Press Enter key to continue ]

[EXPERIMENTAL] The VMware FileSystem Sync Driver (vmsync) is a new feature that
creates backups of virtual machines. Please refer to the VMware Knowledge Base
for more details on this capability. Do you wish to enable this feature?
[no]

None of the pre-built vmci modules for VMware Tools is suitable for your
running kernel.  Do you want this program to try to build the vmci module for
your system (you need to have a C compiler installed on your system)? [yes]

Extracting the sources of the vmci module.

Building the vmci module.

Using 2.6.x kernel build system.
make: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-config3/vmci-only'
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.32-279.1.1.el6.i686/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.32-279.1.1.el6.i686'
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config3/vmci-only/kernelStubsLinux.o
In file included from /tmp/vmware-config3/vmci-only/kernelStubs.h:35,
                 from /tmp/vmware-config3/vmci-only/kernelStubsLinux.c:28:
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmci-only/vm_basic_types.h:108:7: warning: "__FreeBSD__" is not defined
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config3/vmci-only/vmciDatagram.o
In file included from /tmp/vmware-config3/vmci-only/vmciDatagram.c:42:
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmci-only/vm_basic_types.h:108:7: warning: "__FreeBSD__" is not defined
In file included from /tmp/vmware-config3/vmci-only/vmci_kernel_if.h:41,
                 from /tmp/vmware-config3/vmci-only/vmciDatagram.c:45:
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmci-only/compat_wait.h:78: error: conflicting types for âpoll_initwaitâ
include/linux/poll.h:70: note: previous declaration of âpoll_initwaitâ was here
In file included from /tmp/vmware-config3/vmci-only/vmci_queue_pair.h:36,
                 from /tmp/vmware-config3/vmci-only/vmciGuestKernelAPI.h:43,
                 from /tmp/vmware-config3/vmci-only/vmciUtil.h:33,
                 from /tmp/vmware-config3/vmci-only/vmciDatagram.c:48:
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmci-only/vm_atomic.h:329:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmci-only/vm_atomic.h:333:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmci-only/vm_atomic.h:401:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmci-only/vm_atomic.h:407:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmci-only/vm_atomic.h:506:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmci-only/vm_atomic.h:595:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmci-only/vm_atomic.h:684:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmci-only/vm_atomic.h:773:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmci-only/vm_atomic.h:775:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmci-only/vm_atomic.h:860:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmci-only/vm_atomic.h:862:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmci-only/vm_atomic.h:945:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmci-only/vm_atomic.h:947:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmci-only/vm_atomic.h:1028:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmci-only/vm_atomic.h:1030:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmci-only/vm_atomic.h:1223:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmci-only/vm_atomic.h:1227:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmci-only/vm_atomic.h:1536:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmci-only/vm_atomic.h:1663:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined
make[2]: *** [/tmp/vmware-config3/vmci-only/vmciDatagram.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [_module_/tmp/vmware-config3/vmci-only] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.32-279.1.1.el6.i686'
make: *** [vmci.ko] Error 2
make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-config3/vmci-only'
Unable to build the vmci module.

The communication service is used in addition to the standard communication
between the guest and the host.  The rest of the software provided by VMware
Tools is designed to work independently of this feature.
If you wish to have the VMCI feature, you can install the driver by running
vmware-config-tools.pl again after making sure that gcc, binutils, make and the
kernel sources for your running kernel are installed on your machine. These
packages are available on your distribution's installation CD.
[ Press Enter key to continue ]

No X install found.

   Checking acpi hot plug                                  [  OK  ]
Starting VMware Tools services in the virtual machine:
   Switching to guest configuration:                       [  OK  ]
   Guest operating system daemon:                          [  OK  ]

The configuration of VMware Tools 2.0.0 build-122956 for Linux for this running
kernel completed successfully.

You must restart your X session before any mouse or graphics changes take
effect.

You can now run VMware Tools by invoking the following command:
"/usr/bin/vmware-toolbox" during an X server session.

You will need to either manually start /usr/bin/vmware-user or log out and log
back in to this desktop session to obtain the following features: guest
resolution fit, drag and drop, and file and text copy/paste.  vmware-user is
configured to automatically start at a graphical login, but that won't take
effect until the next login.

Enjoy,

--the VMware team

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  • Sicapitan

    /usr/local/src is there for a reason, use it

  • Dieter

    Your solution doesn’t work, your output says”Unable to build the vmmemctl module.”Please find out how the building of the modules can succeed.

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