Ubuntu 14.04.2 VMware guest screen resize

William Scott Lockwood III scott at guppylog.com
Wed Feb 25 15:30:29 UTC 2015


On Wed, Feb 25, 2015 at 9:27 AM, Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.


Very odd. I have it running  great on both UbuntuStudio 14.10 and
CentOS 7 with no issues in several production VMs. Of course, the main
thing I want it for is to control the OS from an actual ESXi server,
so perhaps my use case is different from yours.

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W. Scott Lockwood III



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