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    Problem with VMware Tools


    After my good experience with Zorin I was trying to have a look at Mint Mate. That was recommended by one of the members.

    It looks pretty nice although I have not yet been able to make all the settings I like. But my biggest problem right now is that the VMware Tools do not work.

    I installed the tools and the installation was successful. they are in my startups.

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    But even after several reboots they do not work.

    Maybe I made a mistake at the installation. I specified Ubuntu 64 when I had to select the distro for VMware. Should I have chosen another option and could that possibly fix the problem. And what system option should I take. These are my options:

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    I've never used VMware as I tend to use VirtualBox for my V.M.s so I can't give any definitive help but I would have chosen Ubuntu or Ubuntu 64 as well.

    The first thing to do is have a look at the kernel messages. Run
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    dmesg | less
    which will display the messages one page at a time. There is a lot of information here and you may find messages relating to VMware.

    Most logs in Linux are stored in /var/log or a subdirectory. There may be a VMware log or error log in there and if so, that should give you a guide.
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    Thank you very much for the answer. I'll keep digging and have a look at the Kernel messages. There must be some incompatibility since it installed perfectly well (I have installed the tools already several times with Zorin - sometimes the updates knock them out - and I know the installation sequence). They are also shown in the startups where I put them. So theoretically they should get started - theoretically.

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