How to install VMWare tools in Ubuntu Linux

Untar the vmware tools file

Step11:
Give the command tar zxpf VMWareTools-7.7.6-203138.tar.gz
Note that the filename after the zxpf is the VMWare tools, the above command will extract the VMWare tools directory in the /tmp directory

CD into the vmware tools directory

Step12:
CD into the VMWare tools directory by giving the command cd vmware-tools-distrib
You can now type ls to see the contents of the directory, it contains an installer script called vmware-install.pl

Run the VMWare tools install script

Step13:
Run the VMWare tools script by giving the command ./vmware-install.pl

Answer the questions asked by the VMWare installer script

Step14:
Answer the questions asked by the script, we recommend hitting Enter to accept the defaults

VMWare tools install script will now complete

Step15:
After hitting enter for about 15 times, VMWare tools install will be complete. We do recommend accepting the defaults and keep hitting enter to accept the defaults

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