Install VmWare tools on Debian 6

Debian comes with VmWare tools. Dont bother installing/compiling the version that comes with VmWare.

First you need to activate the “contrib” packages in Debian.

$ sudo vi /etc/apt/sources.list

Add “contrib” to each line beginning with “deb”.

Now installing VmWare tools is as simple as

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install open-vm-tools

Done! No restart needed.

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