I am totally confused, I hope someone can shed some light on this.
I re-installed OSS 13.1 for reasons I won’t go in to here. I’m tired of having to remember to re-install VMware guest tools everytime there is an update, so I wanted to try the built-in open-vmware-tools.
I can’t find open-vmware-tools-gui anywhere
Screen updates are atrocious, I close an app and its image stays on the screen
I’ve been trying to find docs for the open-vmware-tools. The dev site say they were last update in 2007. I’ve found an article about inbox vmware tools on the VMware site, but I can’t find any other reference for Linux. I see that open-vmware-tools have been updated in OSS 13.1, but I can’t seem to find any docs on how to configure it (except the command-line) which does nothing for the video driver.
In any case, I can’t remember if the open source version of VMware tools ever had a gui. Maybe it did and I never paid attention, but AFAIK I’ve only seen these “extra” tools (there are many of them) packaged with VMware Workstation, not with Player or any distro-distributed package.
As for the video driver, it should “just work” and I have never needed any configuration. Have you run “zypper up” after your update or upgrade to be sure you have the latest version?
Yes, I’ve seen that, but I am not using the VMware tools, I am using the open-vmware-tools that come with OSS 13.1 by default.
I’m trying to get some docs on how to use those; they have a command-line but it does not configure X. There is a package installed called open-vmware-tools-gui, but I can’t find where it is installed or what the binary is.
I’m trying to avoid the VMware tools from VMware, because I’m tired of re-installing and recompiling those things after every kernel update.
On 2014-04-17 17:56, 70tas wrote:
> Thank you for your reply TSU.
> Yes, I’ve seen that, but I am not using the VMware tools, I am using the
> open-vmware-tools that come with OSS 13.1 by default.
> I’m trying to get some docs on how to use those; they have a
> command-line but it does not configure X. There is a package installed
> called open-vmware-tools-gui, but I can’t find where it is installed or
> what the binary is.
Notice that there is no GUI at all, nor any CLI command to configure
anything. It simply works. If you open a terminal in Linux, and type
“vm” and tab twice, you see all the vmware lrelated programs there are.