install vmware-tools on Guest OS Ubuntu 7.04

My OS is windows XP, Guest OS is ubuntu Feisty Fawn.

I have try some solution from the web here and there.

The final working one is a hybrid. I don’t know why.

Here it is.

First, run two command. (or three).

1. uname -r –> get something like 2.6.20-16-generic

2. sudo apt-get install build-essential

3. sudo apt-get install linux-headers-[2.6.20-16-generic] –>

put what you get from (1) inside [ ]

Then, click on your vmware menu VM->install VMware tools…

You should see a vmware CD mounted, it appears on your desktop.

open and copy that i385.rpm to your desktop.

extract it and go to this directory in your terminal.

The directory should be vmware-tools-distrib.

Then run the final command : ./

This is it.

You can now configure vmware tools using /usr/bin/vmware-toolbox

You have to keep this running if you want to have the auto ‘jump’ mouse feature.

That is no need to punch ctrl+alt anymore.

REMARK: If you are using 64bit OS like me, you should get the ia32-libs first.

vmware-tools don’t have 64bit just like flash.


install Flash plugin on Ubuntu Feisty Fawn AMD64

I just want to watch youtube on my ubuntu linux.

but then I found out it is troublesome on 64bit ubuntu.

Here is the steps I follow on some tutorial online and it works.

First of all, you have to turn on some repository.

double click ./etc/apt/sources.list and turn on two Edgy repository.

And then run this command in terminal to get those 32bit libs

sudo apt-get install ia32-libs ia32-libs-gtk linux32 lib32asound2

and then install nspluginwrapper to wrap the 32bit flash plugin.

you can get it by adding repository from here

and then run this command

sudo apt-get install nspluginwrapper gsfonts-x11

Next, download Flash player from Adobe here.

untar it, moves the 2 files “” and “flashplayer.xpt” from that folder into the /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins

run the last command

nspluginwrapper -i /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/

copy the file which we have just generated from

/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins to /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/plugins/

Now you can enjoy youtube on AMD64 bit Ubuntu. ^^