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Thread: BT2 on Vmware - Vmware tools - copy&paste, drag&drop

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    Junior Member NaZirCon's Avatar
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    Did anybody got it to work properly?
    I did a Vmware Workstation BT2 HD(sic!) install as i would do it by using a normal HD.The installation itself went perfect.After rebooting Vmware and installing Vmware tools and then rebooting again, nothing happened.System loaded perfectly, but no copy&paste, no drag&drop, no auto-screen-resize trick, etc.Now, i know that i could run "/etc/init.d/vmware-tools" after boot process and get it work, but somehow i would like them tools to start without an intervention(i'm not bitching about it, but it is not a free software at all).
    Is there a way to put a script calling vmware-tools into "/etc/rc.d" dir (although Vmware tools installation did put a LINK to "/etc/init.d/vmware-tools" in this dir - not working)?Or could i put a call to vmware-tools into another script in /etc/rc.d" dir ?

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    I would put it in the /etc/rc.d/rc.M file

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    Quote Originally Posted by purehate View Post
    I would put it in the /etc/rc.d/rc.M file
    ...and you would be right :

    Code:
    # Start the Vmware tools
    if [ -x /etc/init.d/vmware-tools ]; then
      ./etc/init.d/vmware-tools start
    fi
    Thank you very much, Purehate.Oh, by the way, why exactly the rc.M file?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NaZirCon View Post
    ...and you would be right :

    Code:
    # Start the Vmware tools
    if [ -x /etc/init.d/vmware-tools ]; then
      ./etc/init.d/vmware-tools start
    fi
    Thank you very much, Purehate.Oh, by the way, why exactly the rc.M file?
    Thats where the majority of the hard ware start up scripts reside so I use it for additions. Others may have another opinion or place they feel is better.

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