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bolexxx
2013-02-01, 15:02
If you have installed Kali in the virtual environment as a Guest machine, you may want to install VM tools to enhance the performance of your VM machine.

To read the full document, check our VMWare Tools in a Kali Guest (http://docs.kali.org/general-use/install-vmware-tools-kali-guest) article.

If you have any issues with this procedure, please post them in this thread.

rootameen
2013-03-13, 15:10
I'm having issue with VMWare tools even after following the guide, as follows:

1. When executing " apt-get install open-vm-tools " command, I get this error:

"Package open-vm-tools is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source"

2. I downloaded open-vm-tools and tried to compile them manually, I get this error:

" checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking host system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
configure: error: Can't find include dir under /lib/modules/3.7-trunk-686-pae
make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.
make: *** No rule to make target `install'. Stop."

3. I tried to use the native tools, I'm stuck at the step:
" apt-get install gcc make linux-headers-$(uname -r)

I get this error

"Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package linux-headers-3.7-trunk-686-pae
E: Couldn't find any package by regex 'linux-headers-3.7-trunk-686-pae' "

4. Even when trying to install from ./vmware-install.pl .. I'm stuck here:

"Searching for a valid kernel header path...
The path "" is not a valid path to the 3.7-trunk-686-pae kernel headers.
Would you like to change it? [yes]

Enter the path to the kernel header files for the 3.7-trunk-686-pae kernel?
"

Thanks in advance!

smuggbg
2013-03-13, 19:33
I can't get to installation-the following error

67

The problem comes from the VM version - the vm version work with latest vmware and oracle versions :)

altjx
2013-03-13, 19:46
I'm having issue with VMWare tools even after following the guide, as follows:

1. When executing " apt-get install open-vm-tools " command, I get this error:

"Package open-vm-tools is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source"

2. I downloaded open-vm-tools and tried to compile them manually, I get this error:

" checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking host system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
configure: error: Can't find include dir under /lib/modules/3.7-trunk-686-pae
make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.
make: *** No rule to make target `install'. Stop."

3. I tried to use the native tools, I'm stuck at the step:
" apt-get install gcc make linux-headers-$(uname -r)

I get this error

"Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package linux-headers-3.7-trunk-686-pae
E: Couldn't find any package by regex 'linux-headers-3.7-trunk-686-pae' "

4. Even when trying to install from ./vmware-install.pl .. I'm stuck here:

"Searching for a valid kernel header path...
The path "" is not a valid path to the 3.7-trunk-686-pae kernel headers.
Would you like to change it? [yes]

Enter the path to the kernel header files for the 3.7-trunk-686-pae kernel?
"

Thanks in advance!

I was getting this error at first until I followed the article that the OP linked. However, I started getting another error after the vmware installer tried to start the vmware service. I'm going to post the error here in just a sec after making another attempt at this.

WOOP
2013-03-13, 19:57
2 - Have you tried to download open-vm-tools from their official repository (http://sourceforge.net/projects/open-vm-tools/) ?

Compiling sources is always challenging, please copy the output of your ./configure command, it gonna help us to troubleshoot your issue

Gr4nD T3R0R
2013-03-13, 19:58
Hi And greeting to all Members and Admins
im using kali-linux-1.0-amd64.iso on vmware-player
when i try apt-get install open-vm-tools" "apt-get install open-vm-tools" then i get this error "package 'open-vm-tools' has no installation candidate bash:package:command not found
can u help me fix this please
thank in advance !
:)

n1tr0g3n
2013-03-13, 21:09
when it asks you to type in a a valid path to the 3.7-trunk-686-pae kernel headers put "no" instead of yes and continue. That's how I installed on both my PC's using VMWare Workstation.

Su1ph3r
2013-03-13, 22:04
when it asks you to type in a a valid path to the 3.7-trunk-686-pae kernel headers put "no" instead of yes and continue. That's how I installed on both my PC's using VMWare Workstation.

That didn't work for me either. Installation aborts.

Edit:

I re-installed a few times. What worked for me is setting the Network Adapter to NAT instead of Bridged and then installing like normal. After the last install I followed the guide posted above and everything went swimmingly. Hope this helps.

pirat
2013-03-13, 23:22
just installed the vmwaretools and the main problem was the path of kernel and some other errors

mhansen
2013-03-14, 02:13
When I use this command..


mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/vmware/

I get an error saying "could not display /media/cdrom0/Vmwaretools-9.2.2-893683.tar.gz" and it says the Drive is read only.

binded2
2013-03-14, 05:43
when you install make sure that you set up the mirror
also i tried the open-vm-tools worked like it should altough i did not get auto screen resizing also of not it changed the package set that it installed to "open-vm-toolbox"

after trying again with a fresh vmware install with the graphical install i was able to install the mirror i tried first time with text install i guess it didnt pull a ip cus i got a couldnt read mirror it does a check of it

i would go with the vmware tools install just copy and paste each line as there are in the page ref'ed in the first post

boynep
2013-03-14, 05:59
I tried downloading from the official repository of open vm and when i do ./configure this is what I get.



root@kali:/open-vm-tools-9.0.0-782409# ./configure
checking build system type... x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
checking host system type... x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
configure: error: Can't find include dir under /lib/modules/3.7-trunk-amd64
root@kali:/open-vm-tools-9.0.0-782409#


I can't install native vmware tools either as it says


The path "" is not a valid path to the 3.7-trunk-amd64 kernel headers.
Would you like to change it? [yes]

I am trying to run kali on vmware fusion in mac.

Could anyone point me to the right direction please.

brav0hax
2013-03-14, 07:35
So I know this is not a final fix, I still get perl parsing issue and it states install aborted, but it all works even with the issues. I have mouse and monitor integration as well as folder sharing with the host system

http://askubuntu.com/questions/231876/vmware-cant-find-linux-headers-path

Once I added the link it worked. Just make sure you change the paths to your kernel version.

Amidamaru
2013-03-14, 09:07
just installed the vmwaretools and the main problem was the path of kernel and some other errors

Please can you provide more details of your solution and what you got over the installation process as errors and how they have been pass out?

Thanks.

brav0hax
2013-03-14, 10:32
So here is the exact command I used for 64 Bit install:

ln -s /usr/src/linux-headers-3.7-trunk-amd64/include/generated/uapi/linux/version.h /usr/src/linux-headers-3.7-trunk-amd64/include/linux/version.h

Now I still received parsing errors, however the tools compiled and function. I now have screen & mouse integration as well as folder sharing.

I received errors stating the vmware tools couldn't be started as well as perl parsing errors throughout the script.

But in the end it seems to be function now as expected.

binded2
2013-03-14, 16:56
So here is the exact command I used for 64 Bit install:

ln -s /usr/src/linux-headers-3.7-trunk-amd64/include/generated/uapi/linux/version.h /usr/src/linux-headers-3.7-trunk-amd64/include/linux/version.h

Now I still received parsing errors, however the tools compiled and function. I now have screen & mouse


integration as well as folder sharing.

I received errors stating the vmware tools couldn't be started as well as perl parsing errors throughout the script.

But in the end it seems to be function now as expected.

im just wondering if you even read the how to install vmware from the documentation

in the very first box for installing vmware from source is


echo cups enabled >> /usr/sbin/update-rc.d
echo vmware-tools enabled >> /usr/sbin/update-rc.d

apt-get install gcc make linux-headers-$(uname -r)
ln -s /usr/src/linux-headers-$(uname -r)/include/generated/uapi/linux/version.h /usr/src/linux-headers-$(uname -r)/include/linux/


as you can see it tells you to download the headers with the apt-get command and tells it which headers to get get with the "(uname -r)" command

then it adds the same link in the path
"ln -s /usr/src/linux-headers-$(uname -r)/include/generated/uapi/linux/version.h /usr/src/linux-headers-$(uname -r)/include/linux/"

the uname being your version of headers aka x86 or x64

the reason behind the documentations telling you to use the variable of "$(uname -r)" is so that the same guy that is running the x86 wont go and try to use your link which is for the x64


also you would not have the problem of not having headers if you read the installing vmware tools 3rd line down first box

"apt-get install gcc make linux-headers-$(uname -r)"
which is right before

ln -s /usr/src/linux-headers-$(uname -r)/include/generated/uapi/linux/version.h /usr/src/linux-headers-$(uname -r)/include/linux/


again goto the first post and read the installing vmware

mhansen
2013-03-14, 16:58
I found this link helpful. If you have the VMware tools already mounted to the cdrom, start at number 6 and work your way down.

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1018414

c0re
2013-03-14, 17:37
After opening the VM build in VMware Player 5, VMware Player automatically installed the tools into the build. On-the-fly resizing and Unity both work great.

brav0hax
2013-03-14, 18:58
The actual link item was not on the page originally it was added after the fact ;)

So anyone who looked at it say last night, that one line wasn't there.

Thanks

fringes
2013-03-14, 22:41
If you have installed Kali in the virtual environment as a Guest machine, you may want to install VM tools to enhance the performance of your VM machine.

To read the full document, check our VMWare Tools in a Kali Guest (http://docs.kali.org/general-use/install-vmware-tools-kali-guest) article.

If you have any issues with this procedure, please post them in this thread.

The referenced article suggests "apt-get install open-vm-tools" as the easiest approach. But you will get more mileage if you do: "apt-get install open-vm-tools open-vm-toolbox"
open-vm-toolbox comes up as a suggested module, but it should be required IMHO.

boynep
2013-03-15, 00:31
Ok, I know what my problem was.

I couldn't add mirrors while installing as network wasn't enabled.

so I added mirrors by.

To add the sources:


1. Use your favored text editor to open /etc/apt/sources.list

2. Add the following two lines to your source list:
deb http://http.kali.org/kali kali main non-free contrib
deb-src http://http.kali.org/kali kali main non-free contrib

3. Save and you're good to go!


And followed every word from this

echo cups enabled >> /usr/sbin/update-rc.d
echo vmware-tools enabled >> /usr/sbin/update-rc.d

apt-get install gcc make linux-headers-$(uname -r)
ln -s /usr/src/linux-headers-$(uname -r)/include/generated/uapi/linux/version.h /usr/src/linux-headers-$(uname -r)/include/linux/


And


Next, mount the Vmware tools ISO by clicking “Install VMware Tools” from the appropriate menu. Once the VMware Tools ISO has been attached to the virtual machine, we mount the drive and copy the VMware Tools installer to /tmp/.

mkdir /mnt/vmware
mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/vmware/
cp -rf /mnt/vmware/VMwareTools* /tmp/
Finally, change directory to /tmp/, extract the tarball and start the installer:

cd /tmp/
tar zxpf VMwareTools-<tools version>.tar.gz
cd vmware-tools-distrib/
./vmware-tools-install
Follow the prompts for the VMware Tools installation and you are done.



These are quoted from the first post of the topic.

Cheers,
boynep

Mehran
2013-03-15, 07:50
2 - Have you tried to download open-vm-tools from their official repository (http://sourceforge.net/projects/open-vm-tools/) ?

Compiling sources is always challenging, please copy the output of your ./configure command, it gonna help us to troubleshoot your issue

configure: error: Cannot find PAM library. Please configure without PAM (using --without-pam), or install the PAM libraries and devel package(s).


i got this error What is PAM ?


when it asks you to type in a a valid path to the 3.7-trunk-686-pae kernel headers put "no" instead of yes and continue. That's how I installed on both my PC's using VMWare Workstation.

Yes i did no , but after end installing i got this error :

Unable to start services for VMware Tools

Execution aborted.

mrtrick
2013-03-16, 00:40
When I use this command..



I get an error saying "could not display /media/cdrom0/Vmwaretools-9.2.2-893683.tar.gz" and it says the Drive is read only.

Unzip the file?

caymus
2013-03-17, 23:37
Hi


Install from VMwareTools-9.2.2-893683.tar.gz



Distribution provided drivers for Xorg X server are used.

Skipping X configuration because X drivers are not included.

Creating a new initrd boot image for the kernel.
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-3.7-trunk-amd64
Starting Virtual Printing daemon: done
Checking acpi hot plug done
Starting VMware Tools services in the virtual machine:
Switching to guest configuration: done
/etc/init.d/vmware-tools: 1088: local: ': bad variable name
VM communication interface: done
VM communication interface socket family: done
/etc/init.d/vmware-tools: 1088: local: ': bad variable name
Blocking file system: failed
/etc/init.d/vmware-tools: 1185: local: ': bad variable name
Guest operating system daemon: done
Unable to start services for VMware Tools

Execution aborted.




1086 is_vmhgfs_needed() {
1087 local min_kver=`kernel_version_integer '2' '4' '0'`
1088 local run_kver=`get_version_integer`
1089 if [ $min_kver -le $run_kver -a "$vmdb_answer_VMHGFS_CONFED" = 'yes' ]; then
1090 echo yes
1091 else
1092 echo no
1093 fi
1094 }
.
.
.
1183 is_vmsync_needed() {
1184 local min_kver=`kernel_version_integer '2' '6' '6'`
1185 local run_kver=`get_version_integer`
1186 if [ $min_kver -le $run_kver -a "$vmdb_answer_VMSYNC_CONFED" = 'yes' ]; then
1187 echo yes
1188 else
1189 echo no
1190 fi
1191 }


VMware-Tools is +- functional but the cpu is stressed abnormally high for minor operations.

Sorry for my English.

Mehran
2013-03-18, 19:52
it Seems kali have a Problem with VMware ! i install success open-vm-tools but i cant move mouse from vmware in my host Without ALT+CTRL . i cant copy and paste from Host to my VM and etc problems for VMware Tools ...

mrYoda
2013-03-19, 11:11
Hi everyone,

Just trying to install VMware Tools and following the guide step by step. I echo the lines into the update-rc.d file and then do an apt-get for my linux headers. However they can't be found and I get the following error:


Unable to locate package linux-headers-3.7-trunk-686-pae
Couldn't find any package by regex 'linux-headers-3.7-trunk-686-pae'

What's so unique about my kernel version that it can't find the correct headers?

drbearsec
2013-03-25, 00:34
configure: error: Cannot find PAM library. Please configure without PAM (using --without-pam), or install the PAM libraries and devel package(s).


i got this error What is PAM ?



Yes i did no , but after end installing i got this error :

Unable to start services for VMware Tools

Execution aborted.

This worked for me as well... I checked the repository lists and noticed they were all commented out... I also added the suggested repositories and sure enough was able to install open-vm-tools

pentest09
2013-05-11, 16:21
I'm having issue with VMWare tools even after following the guide, as follows:

1. When executing " apt-get install open-vm-tools " command, I get this error:

"Package open-vm-tools is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source"

2. I downloaded open-vm-tools and tried to compile them manually, I get this error:

" checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking host system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
configure: error: Can't find include dir under /lib/modules/3.7-trunk-686-pae
make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.
make: *** No rule to make target `install'. Stop."

3. I tried to use the native tools, I'm stuck at the step:
" apt-get install gcc make linux-headers-$(uname -r)

I get this error

"Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package linux-headers-3.7-trunk-686-pae
E: Couldn't find any package by regex 'linux-headers-3.7-trunk-686-pae' "

4. Even when trying to install from ./vmware-install.pl .. I'm stuck here:

"Searching for a valid kernel header path...
The path "" is not a valid path to the 3.7-trunk-686-pae kernel headers.
Would you like to change it? [yes]

Enter the path to the kernel header files for the 3.7-trunk-686-pae kernel?
"

Thanks in advance!


Hi fella,

I have posted this on the forums already so this WILL be the last time: please us the search function!!!!

install on vmware from the iso YOURSELF forget the vm-download its full of problems (dont know why)

Follow this guide as I have tested this soooo many times, so it is tried and tested...

http://forums.kali.org/showthread.php?3974-complete-working-vmware-install-guide-with-sharing-copy-and-paste

Kind Regards

Dee

altjx
2013-06-04, 20:28
Does anyone know why updating linux kernel headers cause this issue? And how do you fix it anyway?

spirat
2013-09-30, 17:53
For what it's worth, I had to install Kali with VmWare tools quickly, I have been using this setup for 2 weeks, it works well ;).

https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/101536855312745715352/albums/posts/5923246605381980386?pid=5923246605381980386&oid=101536855312745715352

Cheers.

colegagliano
2014-01-15, 02:02
I have made a post that completely walks you through the process of installing VMware tools in kali Linux guest. It also tells you how to stop the kernel header error, see it here: http://lewiscomputerhowto.blogspot.com/2013/06/how-to-install-vmware-tools-in-kali_20.html

Kazuya
2014-09-12, 09:25
Hi

I have a vmware workstation 10 and 3.14-kali1-amd64. Vmware tools installed fine but I came across this during the installed "The vmxnet driver is no longer supported on kernels 3.3 and greater. Please
upgrade to a newer virtual NIC. (e.g., vmxnet3 or e1000e)" yet
root@kali:~# ethtool -i eth0
ethtool -i eth0
driver: e1000
version: 7.3.21-k8-NAPI
firmware-version:
bus-info: 0000:02:01.0
supports-statistics: yes
supports-test: yes
supports-eeprom-access: yes
supports-register-dump: yes
supports-priv-flags: no

should I worry about this? if so how may I correct this?

kingrazy
2014-10-15, 12:01
Hello
I have installed vmware on my kali laptop but when ever i try to start the vmware work station i get an error Unable to start services.

See log file /tmp/vmware-root/vmware-modconfig-5284.log for details. and below is the log file

2014-10-15T06:28:29.200-05:00| vthread-3| I120: ----------------------------------------
2014-10-15T06:28:29.200-05:00| vthread-3| I120: PREF Failed to load user preferences.
2014-10-15T06:28:29.203-05:00| vthread-3| W110: Logging to /tmp/vmware-root/vmware-modconfig-5284.log
2014-10-15T06:28:29.428-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Obtaining info using the running kernel.
2014-10-15T06:28:29.428-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Setting header path for 3.14-kali1-amd64 to "/lib/modules/3.14-kali1-amd64/build/include".
2014-10-15T06:28:29.428-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Validating path "/lib/modules/3.14-kali1-amd64/build/include" for kernel release "3.14-kali1-amd64".
2014-10-15T06:28:29.428-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Failed to find /lib/modules/3.14-kali1-amd64/build/include/linux/version.h
2014-10-15T06:28:29.428-05:00| vthread-3| I120: /lib/modules/3.14-kali1-amd64/build/include/linux/version.h not found, looking for generated/uapi/linux/version.h instead.
2014-10-15T06:28:29.428-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Created new pathsHash.
2014-10-15T06:28:29.514-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Preprocessed UTS_RELEASE, got value "3.14-kali1-amd64".
2014-10-15T06:28:29.514-05:00| vthread-3| I120: The header path "/lib/modules/3.14-kali1-amd64/build/include" for the kernel "3.14-kali1-amd64" is valid. Whoohoo!
2014-10-15T06:28:29.655-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Reading in info for the vmmon module.
2014-10-15T06:28:29.655-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Reading in info for the vmnet module.
2014-10-15T06:28:29.655-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Reading in info for the vmblock module.
2014-10-15T06:28:29.655-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Reading in info for the vmci module.
2014-10-15T06:28:29.655-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Reading in info for the vsock module.
2014-10-15T06:28:29.655-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Setting vsock to depend on vmci.
2014-10-15T06:28:29.655-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Invoking modinfo on "vmmon".
2014-10-15T06:28:29.699-05:00| vthread-3| I120: "/sbin/modinfo" exited with status 0.
2014-10-15T06:28:29.699-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Invoking modinfo on "vmnet".
2014-10-15T06:28:29.702-05:00| vthread-3| I120: "/sbin/modinfo" exited with status 256.
2014-10-15T06:28:29.702-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Invoking modinfo on "vmblock".
2014-10-15T06:28:29.705-05:00| vthread-3| I120: "/sbin/modinfo" exited with status 256.
2014-10-15T06:28:29.705-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Invoking modinfo on "vmci".
2014-10-15T06:28:29.708-05:00| vthread-3| I120: "/sbin/modinfo" exited with status 256.
2014-10-15T06:28:29.708-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Invoking modinfo on "vsock".
2014-10-15T06:28:29.711-05:00| vthread-3| I120: "/sbin/modinfo" exited with status 0.
2014-10-15T06:28:29.727-05:00| vthread-3| I120: to be installed: vmnet status: 0
2014-10-15T06:28:29.756-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Obtaining info using the running kernel.
2014-10-15T06:28:29.756-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Setting header path for 3.14-kali1-amd64 to "/lib/modules/3.14-kali1-amd64/build/include".
2014-10-15T06:28:29.756-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Validating path "/lib/modules/3.14-kali1-amd64/build/include" for kernel release "3.14-kali1-amd64".
2014-10-15T06:28:29.756-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Failed to find /lib/modules/3.14-kali1-amd64/build/include/linux/version.h
2014-10-15T06:28:29.756-05:00| vthread-3| I120: /lib/modules/3.14-kali1-amd64/build/include/linux/version.h not found, looking for generated/uapi/linux/version.h instead.
2014-10-15T06:28:29.764-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Preprocessed UTS_RELEASE, got value "3.14-kali1-amd64".
2014-10-15T06:28:29.764-05:00| vthread-3| I120: The header path "/lib/modules/3.14-kali1-amd64/build/include" for the kernel "3.14-kali1-amd64" is valid. Whoohoo!
2014-10-15T06:28:29.838-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Kernel header path retrieved from FileEntry: /lib/modules/3.14-kali1-amd64/build/include
2014-10-15T06:28:29.838-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Update kernel header path to /lib/modules/3.14-kali1-amd64/build/include
2014-10-15T06:28:29.838-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Validating path "/lib/modules/3.14-kali1-amd64/build/include" for kernel release "3.14-kali1-amd64".
2014-10-15T06:28:29.838-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Failed to find /lib/modules/3.14-kali1-amd64/build/include/linux/version.h
2014-10-15T06:28:29.838-05:00| vthread-3| I120: /lib/modules/3.14-kali1-amd64/build/include/linux/version.h not found, looking for generated/uapi/linux/version.h instead.
2014-10-15T06:28:29.846-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Preprocessed UTS_RELEASE, got value "3.14-kali1-amd64".
2014-10-15T06:28:29.846-05:00| vthread-3| I120: The header path "/lib/modules/3.14-kali1-amd64/build/include" for the kernel "3.14-kali1-amd64" is valid. Whoohoo!
2014-10-15T06:28:29.847-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Found compiler at "/usr/bin/gcc"
2014-10-15T06:28:29.851-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Got gcc version "4.7".
2014-10-15T06:28:29.851-05:00| vthread-3| I120: The GCC version matches the kernel GCC minor version like a glove.
2014-10-15T06:28:29.851-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Using user supplied compiler "/usr/bin/gcc".
2014-10-15T06:28:29.855-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Got gcc version "4.7".
2014-10-15T06:28:29.855-05:00| vthread-3| I120: The GCC version matches the kernel GCC minor version like a glove.
2014-10-15T06:28:29.860-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel "3.14-kali1-amd64".
2014-10-15T06:28:29.860-05:00| vthread-3| I120: No matching PBM set was found for kernel "3.14-kali1-amd64".
2014-10-15T06:28:29.860-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Validating path "/lib/modules/3.14-kali1-amd64/build/include" for kernel release "3.14-kali1-amd64".
2014-10-15T06:28:29.860-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Failed to find /lib/modules/3.14-kali1-amd64/build/include/linux/version.h
2014-10-15T06:28:29.860-05:00| vthread-3| I120: /lib/modules/3.14-kali1-amd64/build/include/linux/version.h not found, looking for generated/uapi/linux/version.h instead.
2014-10-15T06:28:29.868-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Preprocessed UTS_RELEASE, got value "3.14-kali1-amd64".
2014-10-15T06:28:29.868-05:00| vthread-3| I120: The header path "/lib/modules/3.14-kali1-amd64/build/include" for the kernel "3.14-kali1-amd64" is valid. Whoohoo!
2014-10-15T06:28:29.868-05:00| vthread-3| I120: The GCC version matches the kernel GCC minor version like a glove.
2014-10-15T06:28:29.869-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Validating path "/lib/modules/3.14-kali1-amd64/build/include" for kernel release "3.14-kali1-amd64".
2014-10-15T06:28:29.869-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Failed to find /lib/modules/3.14-kali1-amd64/build/include/linux/version.h
2014-10-15T06:28:29.869-05:00| vthread-3| I120: /lib/modules/3.14-kali1-amd64/build/include/linux/version.h not found, looking for generated/uapi/linux/version.h instead.
2014-10-15T06:28:29.878-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Preprocessed UTS_RELEASE, got value "3.14-kali1-amd64".
2014-10-15T06:28:29.878-05:00| vthread-3| I120: The header path "/lib/modules/3.14-kali1-amd64/build/include" for the kernel "3.14-kali1-amd64" is valid. Whoohoo!
2014-10-15T06:28:29.878-05:00| vthread-3| I120: The GCC version matches the kernel GCC minor version like a glove.
2014-10-15T06:28:29.878-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Using temp dir "/tmp".
2014-10-15T06:28:29.879-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Obtaining info using the running kernel.
2014-10-15T06:28:29.880-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Setting header path for 3.14-kali1-amd64 to "/lib/modules/3.14-kali1-amd64/build/include".
2014-10-15T06:28:29.880-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Validating path "/lib/modules/3.14-kali1-amd64/build/include" for kernel release "3.14-kali1-amd64".
2014-10-15T06:28:29.880-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Failed to find /lib/modules/3.14-kali1-amd64/build/include/linux/version.h
2014-10-15T06:28:29.880-05:00| vthread-3| I120: /lib/modules/3.14-kali1-amd64/build/include/linux/version.h not found, looking for generated/uapi/linux/version.h instead.
2014-10-15T06:28:29.887-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Preprocessed UTS_RELEASE, got value "3.14-kali1-amd64".
2014-10-15T06:28:29.887-05:00| vthread-3| I120: The header path "/lib/modules/3.14-kali1-amd64/build/include" for the kernel "3.14-kali1-amd64" is valid. Whoohoo!
2014-10-15T06:28:29.961-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Invoking modinfo on "vmnet".
2014-10-15T06:28:29.964-05:00| vthread-3| I120: "/sbin/modinfo" exited with status 256.
2014-10-15T06:28:30.595-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Setting destination path for vmnet to "/lib/modules/3.14-kali1-amd64/misc/vmnet.ko".
2014-10-15T06:28:30.595-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Extracting the vmnet source from "/usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmnet.tar".
2014-10-15T06:28:30.615-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Successfully extracted the vmnet source.
2014-10-15T06:28:30.615-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Building module with command "/usr/bin/make -j1 -C /tmp/modconfig-3yXQAL/vmnet-only auto-build HEADER_DIR=/lib/modules/3.14-kali1-amd64/build/include CC=/usr/bin/gcc IS_GCC_3=no"
2014-10-15T06:28:38.200-05:00| vthread-3| W110: Failed to build vmnet. Failed to execute the build command.

benteknik
2014-11-26, 14:27
dear Admin

I was successfully installing kali on VM ware 8 , but on the very beginning of login on GUI , why it asked for

USER , i didnt recall create any user account or password , only one password. thank you for your time.

here the snapshot421

Dr. Greenthumb
2015-01-19, 14:53
It cant compile Virtual Network Device, the rest is fine. Can anyone help me? Heres my error log
http://pastebin.com/1AxTZ9Yf
http://www0.xup.in/exec/ximg.php?fid=12282916

pamamolf
2015-08-13, 02:08
Documentation updated and now it works great for Kali 2 :


apt-get install open-vm-tools open-vm-tools-desktop

david066
2015-09-16, 04:54
I choose installing official vmware tools instead of open-vm-tools in my kali.
Here is how to install Official VMware Tools in Kali Linux 2 (http://www.sysadminshowto.com/how-to-install-official-vmware-tools-in-kali-linux-2-sana/)

Hope it helps somebody here too.

Indolent
2015-10-13, 08:11
http://timourrashed.com/fix-path-valid-path-3xkaliamd64-kernel-headers-installing-vmware-tools/ Read this

Synn
2015-11-20, 20:24
All,

Im trying to install vmware tools on Workstation 11. I have run updates and installed linux-headers.
However, the kernel version is 4.0.0-kali1-amd64 and the only headers i can find are linux-headers-4.2.0-kali1-all...

Is there an update for the kernel, or how can I get the 4.0.0 headers? I tried "apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r)"
and there are no files found...

I did find an older package (linux-headers-4.0.0-kali1-all-amd64_4.0.4-1+kali2_amd64.deb) But can't figure out how to install it.

Any help is much appreciated

AnonyChocolateMousse
2015-11-27, 09:52
Hello,

I am a rather new Kali user. I chose to try it on a virtual machine first before making a radical change to my hard drive partitions. My Kali Linux 2.0 guest is on VMWare 10 VM. It is with GNOME.

I am having a bit of trouble installing VMWare Tools. I tried to follow the official documentation guide (http://docs.kali.org/general-use/install-vmware-tools-kali-guest), but it didn't go quite as smoothly as I hoped. In fact, the very first step doesn't yield positive results: Link to the screenshot. (http://imgur.com/gqUbb4Z)

I am going to try and translate the whole message from French as precisely as I can so everyone reading this can understand it fully:
Reading packet (or maybe "packages") lists... Done
Constructing dependances tree
Reading state information... Done
Note, selecting "make-guile" instead of "make"
E: Impossible to find the packet/package linux-headers-4.0.0-kali1-686-pae
E: Impossible to find the packet/package coresponding to the rational expression "linux-headers-4.0.0-kali1-686-pae"

HELP MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!! Please and thank you.

Danielxxxdaoud
2016-05-07, 07:21
I've installed the tools but the screen is still small and when the system is booting it sayes smbus host controler is not enable

kensington
2016-07-17, 15:41
I've installed the tools but the screen is still small and when the system is booting it sayes smbus host controler is not enable

Cannot install open-vm-tools with current rolling repo, someone pls help!

unable to locate package error

Thank you

billgatesgates
2017-02-05, 19:33
try this on the commandline, it worked for me



echo "deb http://http.kali.org/kali kali-rolling main non-free contrib" > /etc/apt/sources.list
apt-get install open-vm-tools-desktop fuse

ZERO-OS
2017-02-25, 12:38
Have you tried this yet ?

apt install open-vm-tools-desktop fuse
:confused:

sxypNu3l
2017-07-09, 08:51
i used a "kali-linux-mate-2016.2-amd64.iso" image to create a vmware guest. its been running fine for quite awhile. i'm wanting to get open-vm-tools to run on it. i used the commands from this article, "https://docs.kali.org/general-use/install-vmware-tools-kali-guest" ...

apt update && apt -y full-upgrade
# Reboot now in case you have updated to a new kernel. Once rebooted :
apt -y install open-vm-tools-desktop fuse
reboot

the apt-get install seemed to complete. didn't notice any errors. but i'm not sure its actually working, i.e., vShpere doesn't return VMTools are running on this guest.

got some tips to help me get this installed and working?

Tyler345
2018-03-02, 09:40
Hi, im tryinng to get a higher resolution on my screen . the highest in display is 1024x768(4:3) and everything is huge! can anyone help me? thanks