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    How to install Open-Vm-tools correctly

    1 : Open Terminal Write this " code leafpad /etc/apt/sources.list " without quotes
    add these codes in the sources.list

    deb http://http.kali.org/kali kali main non-free contrib
    deb-src http://http.kali.org/kali kali main non-free contrib
    2.now save it and open a new terminal now type " apt-get update && apt-get install -y linux-headers-$(uname -r) " without quotes
    when it update and completed then if u want to install it manually you have to "download this open-vm-tools : DL HERE
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/open-vm-tools/
    now when u downloaded it extract it on ur Desktop then open a terminal "type : sudo sh ./configure
    if u get error then try this one it should work " sudo sh ./configure -without-pam --without-x --without-procps --without-dnet --without-icu
    " without quotes
    if u want to install it online then u have to install linux headers by typing in in terminal "" apt-get update && apt-get install -y linux-headers-$(uname -r) " without quotes "
    then
    pt-get install open-vm-tools
    Installing VMware Tools in Kali

    If open-vm-tools does not work for you, or if you preffer using native VMWare tools, begin by installing some packages that are required by the VMware Tools installer:

    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/
    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
    HOPE I HELPED U
    THANKS ))

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    worked <3

    worked thank u very very much sorry for my bad english

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    apt-get install open-vm-tools
    This works fine.
    Is there any disadvantage of doing what I did??

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    I'm using VMware Fusion 5.0,
    used the command apt-get install open-vm-tools and worked just fine,
    the only disadvantage i encountered is the mouse is not autoreleased when you switch from vm and regular desktop but every time i need to press ctrl+alt.
    Using the native vmtools, for example, the mouse is autoreleased you just need to move it outside the vm and it works.

    This is my personal experience, both is working fine !! i'd say is up to you )

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    How is this different from http://docs.kali.org/general-use/ins...ols-kali-guest ? By following the instructions in the first post, you will be breaking any future updates of vm-tools. The above advice is BAD. As of now, the vm-tools package in our repositories is the latest available. Please make an effort to read the documentation. If you find an error in the documentation - notify us, rather than suggesting bad solutions.

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    good

    but im explaining and tutorial is going about how to install it manually i had same problem "D-link Dwa 160" not supported then i had to install it manually from my usb no internet lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by muts View Post
    How is this different from http://docs.kali.org/general-use/ins...ols-kali-guest ? By following the instructions in the first post, you will be breaking any future updates of vm-tools. The above advice is BAD. As of now, the vm-tools package in our repositories is the latest available. Please make an effort to read the documentation. If you find an error in the documentation - notify us, rather than suggesting bad solutions.
    its for those who havent internet " http://docs.kali.org/general-use/ins...ols-kali-guest <-- this one u need internet on kali lol" Mr pRo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shashwat View Post
    This works fine.
    Is there any disadvantage of doing what I did??

    i also used this...

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