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    Hi all

    I just got BT3b installed on my XP machine using VMware Workstation 6.0.3, works great.

    A quick google led me to VMware's site on how to install VMware tools. Installed ok it seems, I can see the process there with ps -aux. Still not working though.

    Then I notice the bottom "Your VMware Tools is out of date."

    Anyone else had this issue? How can it be out of date ¬.¬ I just installed it

    TIA

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    Quote Originally Posted by hongman View Post
    Then I notice the bottom "Your VMware Tools is out of date."
    Anyone else had this issue? How can it be out of date ¬.¬ I just installed it
    TIA
    Have a look over at the vmware tools installation site.
    http://www.vmware.com/support/ws55/d..._tools_ws.html

    As for the other question yes things can be out of date even though you just installed them.
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    Thanks for the reply.

    I did it all again, still says out of date.

    The only error I get at the end is when it says I need to run vmware-config-tools.pl. When I do I get error:

    Unable to create symlink"/etc/pam.d/vmware-guestd" pointing to file "/usr/lib/vmware-tools/configurator/pam.d/vmware-guestd".

    Execution aborted.

    [1]+ Done vmware-toolbox

    Found this thread:

    http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...x-3.02-599650/

    There are 2 solutions.

    1. mkdir /etc/pam.d

    This didnt work, it got me further but its asking me for C header files for this kernel (and they dont exist at the default location of /usr/src/linux/include)

    2. Install Pam Compliments

    Gonna try this now!

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    Ok, didnt work weither, get same prompt about these C headers.

    But...for anyone else to got stuck like me installing pam...

    I tried running doinst.sh and got loads of permission errors although they looked ok. Tried chmod 777 and everything else.

    In the end all I had to do was installpkg filename.gz lol

    Still not got VMware-tools running properly yet though

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    installing pam compliments (http://www.linuxpackages.net/download.php?id=11397) worked for me.

    I just accepted the default location for the C header files (which is different from your defaults) - (/lib/modules/2.6.21.5/build/include)

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