VMWare Tools and Ubuntu - Text mode login.
ulist at gs1.ubuntuforums.org
Tue Oct 4 03:05:29 UTC 2005
> Your best bet is to do Ctrl-Alt-Backspace to shut down GDM and X.
That works well if you are running Windows as your host operating
system. If you are running Ubuntu within a VM on Ubuntu then that
doesn't work so well...as you might imagine.
I find that I have to restart the VM and select the 'recovery' mode
from the grub menu in order to get a command-line.
I don't know what version of VMWare that the OP is using, but VMWare
5.x tools install just fine from a terminal prompt within X. It is
actually intended to be installed from there.
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