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How to install Open VM Tools instead of VMware Tools on Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS

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If you installed VMware Tools before you should uninstall it first. you can do it as root with this command:


after that do the following commands to install Open VM Tools:

  • Debian and Ubuntu:

          # apt-get install open-vm-tools

  • Debian and Ubuntu with GUI:

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

  • CentOS:

          # yum –enablerepo=extras install epel-release

          # yum install -y open-vm-tools

  • CentOS with GUI:

          # yum –enablerepo=extras install epel-release

          # yum install -y open-vm-tools-desktop

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