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  1. #1
    onefootswill NNTP User

    Default Installing VMWare Tools


    Hi There,

    I am experiencing difficulty installing VMWare tools for an OpenSuse
    virtual machine which I created. I have the following packages installed
    on that vm image (which I believe are required to install tools):
    kernel-source, binutils, make, gcc and gcc-c++.

    Now, I have been following the directions on this page - 'Setting up
    SUSE Linux as a VMware Guest - openSUSE'
    (http://en.opensuse.org/Setting_up_SU...a_VMware_Guest)
    There is a line on that page which says - -3. *Do not use the RPM
    package to install VMware tools*, the package contains dependencies to
    kernel modules which will overwrite your currently installed kernel.
    -Unfortunately, I got a bit ahead of myself, read that too late and
    made the mistake of using that package.
    I think this has made some kind of change to my currently installed
    module, because, when I proceeded with the rest of the instructions, it
    did not work. When I entered -. vmware-install.pl -at the shell, I got
    the following error:> linux-mg0y:/tmp/VMwareTools/vmware-tools-distrib # . vmware-install.pl
    > -bash: use: command not found
    > -bash: use: command not found
    > -bash: my: command not found
    > -bash: my: command not found
    > -bash: vmware-install.pl: line 20: syntax error near unexpected token
    > `('
    > -bash: vmware-install.pl: line 20: `my @cKernelModules = qw(vmblock
    > vmdesched vmhgfs vmmemctl vmxnet vmci vmmon vmnet);'
    > From here, I am seeking assistance.



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  2. #2
    bz43tp NNTP User

    Default Re: Installing VMWare Tools


    You're close... You need to run the command with the period and forward
    slash, ./

    So, run the command as root like this:
    ./vmware-install.pl

    Some of the software below you already installed. Perhaps try
    installing whatever is on the list that you don't already have:
    glibc-devel
    findutils-locate
    gcc
    flex
    lynx
    compat-readline4
    gcc-c++
    make
    kernel-source

    When installing the VMware Tools you may see something like "Your
    kernel was built with gcc version 4.3.1, while you are trying to use
    /usr/bin/gcc version 4.3. This configuration is not recommended and
    VMware Server may crash if you'll continue. Please try to use exactly
    same compiler as one used for building your kernel. Do you want to go
    with compiler "/usr/bin/gcc" version 4.3 anyway? [no]". If you see that
    I think you can be allright by typing "yes" and pressing Enter.


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  3. #3
    onefootswill NNTP User

    Default Re: Installing VMWare Tools


    Thanks. Now, I made sure that all of those packages were installed. Then
    I ran the installation script with the correct command. It resulted in
    the following error:
    > linux-mg0y:/tmp/VMwareTools/vmware-tools-distrib # ./vmware-install.pl
    > The following VMware kernel modules have been found on your system that
    > were
    > not installed by the VMware Installer. Please remove them then run
    > this
    > installer again.
    >
    > vmci
    > vmhgfs
    > vmmemctl
    > vmxnet
    > vmblock
    >
    > Execution aborted.
    >

    Is the next step to remove those using YAST, and then run the script
    again?


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  4. #4
    bz43tp NNTP User

    Default Re: Installing VMWare Tools


    I don't have an answer. But look at the following two links. The first
    link see the section "4 Fixing "The following VMware kernal modules have
    been found on your system that were not installed by the VMware
    installer."

    - 'Troubleshooting Linux as VMWare Guest :: How-To Geek Wiki'
    (http://www.howtogeek.com/wiki/Troubl...s_VMWare_Guest)

    - 'VMWare Workstation - issue compiling module in suse 11 - Page 2 -
    openSUSE Forums' (http://tinyurl.com/8c2l3q)


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  5. #5
    onefootswill NNTP User

    Default Re: Installing VMWare Tools


    Thanks. I found the answer.

    OpenSuse installs *-open-vm-tools-* and -*vmware-kmp-pae*- by default.

    Remove both of those with YAST, then you are good to go with the
    install script.

    I'm now looking at a sweet 1680 X 1050 display


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  6. #6
    bz43tp NNTP User

    Default Re: Installing VMWare Tools


    glad you figured it out!


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