Ubuntu 14.04.2 VMware guest screen resize

William Scott Lockwood III scott at guppylog.com
Wed Feb 25 15:22:12 UTC 2015


On Wed, Feb 25, 2015 at 9:18 AM, Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 25 February 2015 at 01:01, Zach C <uid000 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> I'm trying to get Ubuntu 14.04.2 running as a guest in VMware to do
>> automatic screen resizing. I've tried installing open-vm-tools, which
>> according to the community wiki, is supposed to be sufficient. I've
>> also tried installing vmware-tools provided by VMware.
>
>
> Did they install correctly?
>
> I don't use VMware much but in a half a dozen attempts to install the
> VMware guest tools on Ubuntu and CentOS, they have never once
> installed correctly and actually functioned for me.
>
> (Q.v. why I don't use VMware much.)

VMware now suggests the use of open-vm-tools over their own package.
It has worked great for me everywhere. What kind of problem have you
had with open-vm-tools, Liam?

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W. Scott Lockwood III



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