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    Default noob confused trying to install VMware tools on 11.0

    Trying to install VMware tools by opening rpm from disk image in Package Manager.

    "Package Tools/VMwareTools-7.6.3-94249.i386.rpm was not found on the medium"
    then
    "Package /media/VMware was not found on the medium"
    It then quits.

    complete opensuse virgin. halp.

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    Default Re: noob confused trying to install VMware tools on 11.0

    copy the VMwareTools-7.6.3-94249.i386.rpm file to a directory in your /home (or on your desktop) and retry installing from there.

    When installed, open a terminal, ' su - ' enter root pw to get your root rights , and run vmware-config.pl

    If all is well the tools are installed.

    Note: I've seen mentioned that vmdrivers have been added to openSUSE 11.
    It's possible you don't need to install the tool package anymore.. but I haven't installed version 11 in vmware yet.

    Cheers,
    Wj
    Have a lot of fun!

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    Default Re: noob confused trying to install VMware tools on 11.0

    Thanks very much- I moved it into my home folder and that took us a bit further.

    It was vmware-config-tools.pl that I needed to run.

    I had problems during the process- wouldn't build vmmemctl, vmhgfs or vmblock modules because
    Your kernel was built with "gcc" version "4.3.1", while you are trying to use
    "/usr/bin/gcc" version "4.3"
    Checking the version on yast shows me it's version 4.3-39.1....

    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.
    but but but but I had made sure these were all on the system- but I don't know how to check the kernel version (is it kernel-default in yast? if so the versions matched..) and as far as I can see there aren't alternate versions to install on the DVD, nor in the default repositories...

    argh

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    Default Re: noob confused trying to install VMware tools on 11.0

    If you go to the VMware support forums, Forums - Powered by vBulletin
    under support, you'll find my thread about not being able to install the VMware tools in Suse. It ended up in me installing the source code for the kernel in my installation after which the VMware tools installed like they should. The only problem was that when I tried to reboot afterwards, GNOME would not open up, but just stayed in a loop of starting and crashing. It appears there is a problem with the smartd daemon causing the greeting application not to launch properly. No one answered my thread afterwards so I don't know what the resolution should be. This was using Suse 10.3 in a clean install in Fusion for Mac. Everything was 32 bit. I'm sorry I can't give you more help here. I'm now in Suse 11.0 on my G4 PPC where I just have sound and video problems along with gnuCash with no help system.

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    Default Re: noob confused trying to install VMware tools on 11.0

    Thanks motsteve- maybe it's too early to be trying to get opensuse 11 up and running on VMware- ubuntu hardy seems to be running a lot smoother.

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    Default Re: noob confused trying to install VMware tools on 11.0

    Someone please help. I am very new to OpenSUSE and new to Linux too.

    I could not install the VMWare tools at all.

    I follow the intructions here: Setting up SUSE Linux as a VMware Guest - openSUSE

    I have done this: 4. Right click on VMwareTools-6.0.2-59824.tar.gz archive and extract it into into /tmp/VMwareTools

    I am trying to do this: 1. Open a terminal as root and configure VMware Tools by running:

    su
    cd /tmp/VMwareTools/vmware-tools-distrib
    ./vmware-install.pl

    My actual command in the terminal:

    linux-8bxu:/tmp/VMwareTools # ls
    FILES INSTALL bin doc etc installer lib vmware-install.pl
    linux-8bxu:/tmp/VMwareTools # vmware-install.pl
    bash: vmware-install.pl: command not found

    What does it mean command not found?

    Please help.

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    Default Re: noob confused trying to install VMware tools on 11.0

    Hi chong67..

    You are doing it right, just one slight detail:

    My actual command in the terminal:

    linux-8bxu:/tmp/VMwareTools # ls
    FILES INSTALL bin doc etc installer lib vmware-install.pl
    linux-8bxu:/tmp/VMwareTools # vmware-install.pl
    bash: vmware-install.pl: command not found
    You are getting the command not found because Linux is searching in the search paths for the command.
    If you want to execute a command located in the working directory you need to stick ' ./ ' in front of it

    So your build command should be ' ./vmware-install.pl '

    This is one of those things you have to know about the command prompt in Linux.. So, you've just learned something new

    Two remarks for you:
    1) As openSUSE is a Linux distribution that uses RPM format for it's packages it is much easier to use the vmware-tools rpm install. You should also have an rpm file. Use this, it makes life easier. - install the rpm and then run vmware-config.pl from the command line as root.

    2) I think the build is going to fail as I see you are using VMWare Workstation (?) version 6.0.2.
    For openSUSE 11.0 you will need the 6.0.4 version. This is because it has a very new kernel version. The same goes for Ubuntu 8.04.

    Two options: either install the latest VMWare version.. or use the vmware-any-any-117 patch found here : http://download.rsbac.org/tmp/vmware...date117.tar.gz

    More info can be found here in this thread: (it talks about installing vmware on openSUSE 11.0 as host or as guest):
    Suse 11.o Beta And Vmware 6.0.3 - openSUSE Forums

    Hope that helps,
    Wj


    P.s. hang in there... It can be very confusing when starting with Linux, -been there!- but if you have any questions, just ask them & we might be able to help. Once you get the hang of things, the more you learn the more you love! ...most of the time


    edit: I just checked the vmware-any-any-117 link & see it's gone dead. Better to get the latest vmware version.
    Last edited by Magic31; 28-Jul-2008 at 09:48. Reason: link is dead.. sorry
    Have a lot of fun!

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    Default Re: noob confused trying to install VMware tools on 11.0

    I do have the 6.0.4 version of VMware workstation.

    I try to do the easiest thing now and I am doing your #1 remark.

    I copy the .rpm to the desktop and run it.

    Then I get error about 6.0.4-93057.i386.rpm could not be installed. In the details it say Subprocess failed. Error: RPM failed etc etc

    You need more info let me know?

    Thanks

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    Default Re: noob confused trying to install VMware tools on 11.0

    Quote Originally Posted by chong67 View Post
    I get error about 6.0.4-93057.i386.rpm could not be installed. In the details it say Subprocess failed. Error: RPM failed etc etc
    Open a terminal console and try the following to install from there to see the exact error (assuming the rpm file is on your desktop):

    su - (& enter root pw)
    cd /home/<username>/Desktop
    rpm -ivh <vmware workstation rpm>.rpm

    You did note the packages you need to install before trying the vmware install (kernel source etc.. just to be sure)?

    -wj
    Have a lot of fun!

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    Default Re: noob confused trying to install VMware tools on 11.0

    I did install these package:
    binutils
    gcc
    gcc-c++
    kernel-source
    make

    I did the commands you told me and here they are:

    linux-8bxu:/tmp/VMwareTools # su -
    linux-8bxu:~ # cd /home/philip/Desktop
    linux-8bxu:/home/philip/Desktop # ls
    MozillaFirefox.desktop SuSE.desktop VMwareTools-6.0.4-93057.i386.rpm trash.desktop
    Office.desktop Support.desktop myComputer.desktop
    linux-8bxu:/home/philip/Desktop # rpm -ivh VMwareTools-6.0.4-93057.i386.rpm
    Preparing... ########################################### [100%]
    file /etc/vmware-tools/poweroff-vm-default from install of VMwareTools-7241-93057 conflicts with file from package open-vm-tools-2008.04.14-21.1
    file /etc/vmware-tools/poweron-vm-default from install of VMwareTools-7241-93057 conflicts with file from package open-vm-tools-2008.04.14-21.1
    file /etc/vmware-tools/resume-vm-default from install of VMwareTools-7241-93057 conflicts with file from package open-vm-tools-2008.04.14-21.1
    file /etc/vmware-tools/suspend-vm-default from install of VMwareTools-7241-93057 conflicts with file from package open-vm-tools-2008.04.14-21.1
    linux-8bxu:/home/philip/Desktop #


    Whats my next move?

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