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    Default VMware Workstation 10 with openSUSE 13.1 guest

    I have VMware Workstation 10 running on Windows 7 and also have openSUSE 13.1 installed. I have been trying for two days to get the VMware tools installed but can't seem to get kernel-devel installed. I try and it just sits there at about 97% until finally bombing out. When I try to install the vmware tools I get to the point where it doesn't find the kernel stuff. Found the gcc stuff so I thought installing kernel-sym would do the trick but I can't even get the kernel-devel to install with Yast. I am running the kernel-desktop. Suggestions?

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    Exclamation Re: VMware Workstation 10 with openSUSE 13.1 guest

    Please hold off on replies till moved to VM forum.

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    Smile Re: VMware Workstation 10 with openSUSE 13.1 guest

    Now open for replies.

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    Default Re: VMware Workstation 10 with openSUSE 13.1 guest

    On 2013-11-22 19:06, jdmcdaniel3 wrote:
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    > Now open for replies.


    Just install the guest tools package available from openSUSE. Do not try
    to build them.

    Code:
    xf86-video-vmware-13.0.1-2.1.2.x86_64
    open-vm-tools-gui-9.2.3-3.2.1.x86_64
    libvmtools0-9.2.3-3.2.1.x86_64
    libXxf86vm1-1.1.3-2.1.2.x86_64
    xf86-input-vmmouse-13.0.0-5.1.2.x86_64
    open-vm-tools-9.2.3-3.2.1.x86_64

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    Default Re: VMware Workstation 10 with openSUSE 13.1 guest

    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    On 2013-11-22 19:06, jdmcdaniel3 wrote:
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    > Now open for replies.


    Just install the guest tools package available from openSUSE. Do not try
    to build them.

    Code:
    xf86-video-vmware-13.0.1-2.1.2.x86_64
    open-vm-tools-gui-9.2.3-3.2.1.x86_64
    libvmtools0-9.2.3-3.2.1.x86_64
    libXxf86vm1-1.1.3-2.1.2.x86_64
    xf86-input-vmmouse-13.0.0-5.1.2.x86_64
    open-vm-tools-9.2.3-3.2.1.x86_64
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    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 12.3 x86_64 "Dartmouth" at Telcontar)

    Actually, before even installing, check whether they're already installed.

    By default, when an openSUSE installation detects that it's being setup in a virtual environment, the free, Community version "Guest Tools" or whatever is called in that virtualization are automatically installed.

    If the features of the Community tools are all that you need, then there is nothing more to do.

    On the other hand, there can be special features that are available only in the Proprietary, Vendor-supplied Guest Tools. In that case, you should <remove> the existing Community version of the Guest Tools before following the Vendor instructions for installing the Proprietary Tools (often only involves mounting a virtual CDROM with the desired tools and running the sh script on the VirtualCDROM).

    HTH,
    TSU

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    Default Re: VMware Workstation 10 with openSUSE 13.1 guest

    On 2013-11-28 21:26, tsu2 wrote:

    > Actually, before even installing, check whether they're already
    > installed.
    >
    > By default, when an openSUSE installation detects that it's being setup
    > in a virtual environment, the free, Community version "Guest Tools" or
    > whatever is called in that virtualization are automatically installed.


    Yes, that is correct.


    > If the features of the Community tools are all that you need, then there
    > is nothing more to do.
    >
    > On the other hand, there can be special features that are available only
    > in the Proprietary, Vendor-supplied Guest Tools. In that case, you
    > should <remove> the existing Community version of the Guest Tools before
    > following the Vendor instructions for installing the Proprietary Tools
    > (often only involves mounting a virtual CDROM with the desired tools and
    > running the sh script on the VirtualCDROM).


    But you have to add build tools and libraries to build them (the script
    has to build things). I tried this once and aborted, because I try to
    keep my virtual machines small. It is not trivial to build, I found
    problems. IIRC, I needed the kernel sources, prepared.

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    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 12.3 x86_64 "Dartmouth" at Telcontar)

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    Default Re: VMware Workstation 10 with openSUSE 13.1 guest

    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    On 2013-11-28 21:26, tsu2 wrote:

    But you have to add build tools and libraries to build them (the script
    has to build things). I tried this once and aborted, because I try to
    keep my virtual machines small. It is not trivial to build, I found
    problems. IIRC, I needed the kernel sources, prepared.

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    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 12.3 x86_64 "Dartmouth" at Telcontar)
    Yup. Not necessarily specific to VMware but when you build from source you can't always count on complete documentation(although it would be nice to have).

    So, as the OP might be asking (still don't know if he wants more than the Community tools), asking for distro-specific prerequisites is a reasonable step.
    But, even if you don't know the prerequisites, then it's often a matter of re-running the build script repeatedly inspecting the reasons for failure each time until you are successful (and then you could be a good citizen by posting the prerequisites somewhere).

    TSU

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