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vmware-tools on Slackware 12.1

Okay, here is a list of steps that install vmware-tools on Slackware 12.1
You need to install PAM before proceding the instruction, get PAM from LinuxPackages.net & install it
(http://www.linuxpackages.net/search_view.php?by=name&name=pam&ver=12.1)

 After that, do:

  1. cd /etc/rc.d  
  2. for V in {0,1,2,3,4,5,6}; do ln -s /etc/rc.d /etc/rc.d/rc${V}.d; done  
  3. mkdir /etc/pam.d  
  4. cp /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 /etc/init.d/network  
  5. cp /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 /etc/init.d/networking
  6. In VMWARE, select Settings => Install Vmware Tools
  7. $mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
  8. cp /mnt/cdrom/vmware*.tar.gz /tmp
  9. cd /tmp
  10. tar zxf vmware*.tar.gz
  11. goto the extracted folder and $./vmware-install.pl  
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5 Comments

  1. Richard

    Merci!
    It works fine with slackware 12.2 on ESX 3.5!

  2. Makin

    I am using Workstation 7 and trying to install vmware-tools on Slackware 13.
    It stops at this:

    Detected X.org version 7.5.3.

    The configuration file /etc/X11/xorg.conf can not be found. Do you want to
    create a new one? (yes/no) [yes]

    Could not locate hal daemon init script.
    Checked: /etc/rc.d/init.d/haldaemon and /etc/rc.d/init.d/hal

    X.Org X Server 1.6.3
    Release Date: 2009-7-31
    X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
    Build Operating System: Slackware 13.0 Slackware Linux Project
    Current Operating System: Linux slackware13 2.6.29.6 #2 SMP Mon Aug 17 11:58:18 CDT 2009 x86_64
    Build Date: 03 August 2009 07:39:15PM

    Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
    to make sure that you have the latest version.
    Markers: (–) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
    (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
    (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
    (++) Log file: “/tmp/vmware-config0/XF86ConfigLog.11660”, Time: Mon Nov 2 14:28:02 2009
    (EE) Unable to locate/open config file: “/tmp/vmware-config0/XF86Config.11660”
    (==) Using default built-in configuration (30 lines)
    (EE) Failed to load module “fbdev” (module does not exist, 0)

    X is running fine with the new config file.

    Nothing happens after this line.
    I had to ctrl-c to break this.

    Does anyone know how to fix this?

  3. Richard

    Nothing happens after this line.
    I had to ctrl-c to break this.

    Does anyone know how to fix this?

    –> open an other consol (ssh to your server or Alt-F1)
    –> killall mkinird (or kill the mkinird process)
    This will unlook the infinite loop after X initialisation and VmWare tools will finish install fine.

  4. Richard

    –> open an other consol (ssh to your server or Alt-F1)
    –> killall mkinird (or kill the mkinird process)
    This will unlook the infinite loop after X initialisation and VmWare tools will finish install fine.

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