pgaltieri
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Can't install vmware-tools in Linux VM

I have created a Linux VM.  When I try to install the vmware tools package in this VM the option is grayed out.   I could not find an iso image for the vmware tools, so how do I go about installing the vmware tools package in my Linux VM?

Curiously this is only an issue with Linux VM, I can install the vmware tools package on a Windows VM.

Paolo

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wila
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Hi,

VMware tools is nowadays bundled with most Linux distributions.

Look for a package called open-vm-tools and open-vm-tools-desktop

Since you don't mention what distribution you are using, can't give any additional advice.

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Wil

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