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mattad
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How to find out if Vmware-Tools are successful installed in guestOS (Ubuntu)? and more questions

How can I find out if Vmware-Tools are already succesful installed in guestOS (Ubuntu) ?

Is there somewhere an icon in the status bar of Vmware of hostOS?

How can I find out which version of Vmware-Tools is installed in guestOS (Ubuntu)?

Is it required to install VmwareTools in hostOS as well (or is it automatcially available after installation of Vmware workstation?

Matt

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VMStreak
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> How can I find out if Vmware-Tools are already succesful installed in guestOS (Ubuntu) ?

1) One way to find this is to check vmware.log present in the VM folder.

2) Another way is to check if the vmware tools package is installed. For Ubuntu I am not quite sure, but for redhat based guest OS use "rpm -qa | grep -i vmware" to check if the rpm is installed.

> Is there somewhere an icon in the status bar of Vmware of hostOS?

I have noticed a status icon in, VMware workstation 6.5 & above, at the bottom right corner.

>

How can I find out which version of Vmware-Tools is installed in guestOS (Ubuntu)?

1) Look for "toolsVersion" in vmware.log file.

2) Run "vmware-toolbox --version" command inside the guest OS.

> Is it required to install VmwareTools in hostOS as well (or is it

automatcially available after installation of Vmware workstation?

Not required.

PS: Please award points if any of the above information is useful.

PS: Please award points if any of the above information is useful.
mattad
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>"rpm -qa | grep -i vmware" to check if the rpm is installed.

ok, thank you but this command does not work on Ubuntu.

Does anybody else know the according command for Ubuntu?

Matt

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AWo
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lsmod | grep vm

ps -e | grep vm

Post the output and we can check if everything is in place.


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