VMWare tools in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail

Raring Ringtail (13.04) ships with kernel 3.8.0-19 and the VMWare tools provided with Fusion v4.1(and maybe the Workstation version?) don’t compile properly against that kernel. You can look for patches on the VMWare community forum, but that is a rat hole. Here is the best way to get the vmware tools going.n the guest OS…

Environment

sudo apt-get install open-vm-tools

sudo apt-get install open-vm-toolbox

Log out of your X session, and log back in. That’s it, you are done.

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