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.

Source:

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

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