I have build and installed vmtools from source in my bit Centos 7, but have no idea how to make it run. I have files in /usr/local/bin :

VGAuthService  vmware-checkvm             vmware-hgfsclient     vmware-rpctool      vmware-user               vmware-vgauth-cmd        vmware-xferlogs
vmtoolsd       vmware-guestproxycerttool  vmware-namespace-cmd  vmware-toolbox-cmd  vmware-user-suid-wrapper  vmware-vgauth-smoketest

I also have file /usr/local/etc/xdg/autostart/vmware-user.desktop with content:

[Desktop Entry]
Name=VMware User Agent
# KDE bug 190522: KDE does not autostart items with NoDisplay=true...
# NoDisplay=true

Ho to make vmware tools run? How to know it is running? System restart not helped - I can't copy/paste from/ro host machine.


ps faux | grep vm


croot 487 0.0 0.3 25140 7316 ? Ss 03:13 0:00 /usr/sbin/lvmetad -f g 26876 0.0 0.0 4952 908 pts/0 S+ 07:31 0:00 \_ grep --color=auto vm


I was following build manual while building and installing tools

autoreconf -i
./configure --without-kernel-modules
sudo make install
sudo ldconfig
  • If you install vmware tool with this procedure partnerweb.vmware.com/GOSIG/CentOS_7.html#Tools you should be able to just know with ps faux | grep vm you should see an entry with openvm tools – Kiwy Apr 10 '18 at 8:19
  • output of ps faux | grep vm in UPD – vico Apr 10 '18 at 11:39
  • please edit your question instead of putting useful information inside comments. – Kiwy Apr 10 '18 at 11:41
  • also how did you install the vmware tools ? – Kiwy Apr 10 '18 at 11:46
  • I have comments in UPD regarding build and install – vico Apr 10 '18 at 12:00

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