Ubuntu 14.04.2 VMware guest screen resize

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Wed Feb 25 15:27:37 UTC 2015


On 25 February 2015 at 16:22, William Scott Lockwood III
<scott at guppylog.com> wrote:
> 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?


Mostly working with CentOS but Ubuntu Server did the same. The
accessory packages of the additions install; the main installed fell
over badly & repeatedly on CentOS. It was expecting files in wrong
locations, sorted with symlinks; then expecting files with different
names [e.g. wanting a dot where there's an underscore], sorted by
editing the install script.

Then it fell over due to being unable to create or find a virtual device node.

So the VM went without working extensions, which was actually mainly a
cosmetic issue.

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