How to automatically start VMWare Tools in Ubuntu

To start VMWare tools from Ubuntu 7.10 (Gnome) do the following:

  1. Click System \ Preferences \ Sessions from the panel.
  2. In the Sessions window click the Add button.
  3. In the New Startup Program window enter the following in the Name field:
    VMWare Tools
  4. Enter the following in the Command field:
    /usr/bin/vmware-toolbox --minimize
  5. Click OK to close the New Startup Program window.
  6. Click Close to close the Sessions window.


Watching the Net. “How To Automatically Start VMWare Tools In Ubuntu And Kubuntu.” August 2007.

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