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jonyo 11-26-2011 11:57 PM

anyone load vmware tools with pup?
haven't looked into it much but haven't found any info,

setup is vista & vmware with guy dog as guest tia

basica 11-27-2011 12:36 AM

It shouldn't be an issue installing it. Simply run tar to extract the file to the /tmp directory and then run the I've done this on many diffirent distros and the only run in I had was with Slackware as a certain directory didn't exist (pam.d) but after creating the dir it installed fine.

When I'm on my PC next, I'll give it a whirl and see how it goes and let you know..

jonyo 11-27-2011 12:42 AM

thx, did give it a try in pup before but forget what happened and will have another look,

didn't have any trouble in ubuntu

Edit - i remember now i couldn't get it to run in a terminal in pup

puppyite 11-27-2011 09:48 PM

Did you get this working jonyo?

jonyo 11-27-2011 09:54 PM

nope, not in pup and not really a huge deal as far as pup running.. at least racy

lotsa stuff is easy for mainstream distros with lotsa options vs pia figuring out sessions with fringe stuff

jonyo 11-28-2011 03:16 PM

ended up stumbling on these instructions (pretty sure it's from the vmware site) and looks like perl is required, i have no idea what the story is whith pup and perl

any easy way to setup perl with pup?

maybe there's a pet or poodle something... i'm not up on the puppy 'lingo', or even into it, including themes like 'resistance is futile' or 'time machines'


Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a Linux Virtual Machine
For Linux virtual machines, you manually install or upgrade VMware Tools by using the command line.
Install the latest version of VMware Tools to enhance the performance of the virtual machine's guest operating system and improve virtual machine management. When you power on a virtual machine, if a new version of VMware Tools is available, you see a notification in the status bar of the guest operating system.

Power on the virtual machine.

Verify that the guest operating system is running.

Because the VMware Tools installer is written in Perl, verify that Perl is installed in the guest operating system.

8-bit 12-03-2011 03:12 PM


Originally Posted by jonyo (Post 4534969)
haven't looked into it much but haven't found any info,

setup is vista & vmware with guy dog as guest tia

It has been a long time since I used vmware work station on any PC I have.
I have instead migrated to VirtualBox on XP, Vista, and Win 7.
It seems to do the job for me of being able to run Puppy without disturbing the host OS and also works with my laptop that runs win 7 64 bit.
I did have a mouse problem with it, but changing the mouse settings to restrict the mouse to the VirtualBox window seems to have cured the mouse problems.
I did not know if you had tried VirtualBox and that is why I chimed in.

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