Ok, so I wanted to see if there was much of a difference between installing VMWare-tools on FreeBSD 8 with Xorg and KDE as on PC-BSD 8. It was my guess that the steps would be next to exactly the same, but maybe there is something different.
See my previous article on this:
How to install VMWare-tools on FreeBSD 8?
Details: I am running VMWare Workstation 6.5 on Windows 7.
In VMWare, I clicked VM | Install VMWare tools.
The virtual media automounted in KDE.
I copied the vmware-freebsd-tools.tar.gz to the desktop.
I opened a shell, and su’ed to root.
The package for compat6x-amd64 was already installed.
I ran these commands to extract the vmware-freebsd-tools.tar.gz file.
cp /home/jared/Desktop/vmware-freebsd-tools.tar.gz /tmp
tar -xzf vmware-freebsd-tools.tar.gz
I ran the vmware tools installer.
I accepted all the defaults and there were no problems.
So I decided to do the Autostart a different way…and it worked too.
I right-clicked on the icon in the bottom left (normally is the K icon but instead it is the PC-BSD flame) and I choose Menu Editor.
I clicked New Submenu, named it VMWare and hit OK.
I selected the newly created Submenu.
I clicked New Item.
I added an item for /usr/local/bin/vmware-user.
I added an item for /usr/local/bin/vmware-user-wrapper.
I added an item for /usr/local/bin/vmware-toolbox (and under Advanced, I changed this to run as root)
I saved and exited.
I went to System Settings.
I clicked the Advanced tab.
I double-clicked Autostart.
I clicked Add program.
I added the vmware-user-wrapper item that I just added to the Menu.
Mouse auto-grab, Copy and paste, auto-fit guest, all appear to work well.
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