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I have looked at these guide:

http://www.ubuntugeek.com/howto-install-vmware-tools-in-ubuntu-jauntyintrepidhardy.html

http://www.ubuntugeek.com/howto-install-vmware-tools-in-ubuntu.html

But I get this error and my esx says that it isn't installed and it is un-managed please assist me in this in getting it installed.


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by:goretailpro
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It says guest operation failed when I try to run it as root.

"Guest operaing system daemon: failed"

Then it fails to start services for Vmware Tools.
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http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1023185


Please explain a little bit better what VMware is stating do I need to go to :

Right now the path of the installation folder is : /tmp/vmware-tools-distrib

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by:IanTh
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have you tried doing it whil you are in sudo mode in ubuntu
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by:goretailpro
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i have done this as root user so yes...
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by:IanTh
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does your vcenter server logs show any errors
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by:goretailpro
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Nope just initiated installing vmware tools... No red marks.
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A previous installation of VMware Tools has been detected.

The previous installation was made by the tar installer (version 4).

Keeping the tar4 installer database format.

You have a version of VMware Tools installed.  Continuing this install will
first uninstall the currently installed version.  Do you wish to continue?
(yes/no) [yes]

Uninstalling the tar installation of VMware Tools.

Stopping services for VMware Tools

Stopping VMware Tools services in the virtual machine:
   Guest operating system daemon:                                      done
   Virtual Printing daemon:                                            done
   Unmounting HGFS shares:                                             done
   Guest filesystem driver:                                            done

WARNING: The installer initially used the insserv application to setup the
vmware-tools service.  That application did not run successfully.  Please
re-install the insserv application or check your settings.  This script will
now attempt to manually remove the vmware-tools service.

 Removing any system startup links for /etc/init.d/vmware-tools ...
   /etc/rc0.d/S36vmware-tools
   /etc/rc6.d/S36vmware-tools
   /etc/rcS.d/S38vmware-tools
File /root/lib/vmware-tools/lib64/libconf/etc/gtk-2.0/gdk-pixbuf.loaders is
backed up to
/root/lib/vmware-tools/lib64/libconf/etc/gtk-2.0/gdk-pixbuf.loaders.old.5.

This program previously created the file
/root/lib/vmware-tools/libconf/etc/gtk-2.0/gdk-pixbuf.loaders, and was about to
remove it.  Somebody else apparently did it already.

File /root/lib/vmware-tools/lib64/libconf/etc/pango/pangox.aliases is backed up
to /root/lib/vmware-tools/lib64/libconf/etc/pango/pangox.aliases.old.5.

This program previously created the file
/root/lib/vmware-tools/libconf/etc/pango/pangox.aliases, and was about to
remove it.  Somebody else apparently did it already.

File /etc/vmware-tools/vmware-user.desktop is backed up to
/etc/vmware-tools/vmware-user.desktop.old.6.

File /root/lib/vmware-tools/lib64/libconf/etc/pango/pango.modules is backed up
to /root/lib/vmware-tools/lib64/libconf/etc/pango/pango.modules.old.5.

File /root/lib/vmware-tools/lib64/libconf/etc/pango/pangorc is backed up to
/root/lib/vmware-tools/lib64/libconf/etc/pango/pangorc.old.5.

File /root/lib/vmware-tools/lib64/libconf/etc/fonts/fonts.conf is backed up to
/root/lib/vmware-tools/lib64/libconf/etc/fonts/fonts.conf.old.6.

This program previously created the file
/root/lib/vmware-tools/libconf/etc/pango/pango.modules, and was about to remove
it.  Somebody else apparently did it already.

This program previously created the file
/root/lib/vmware-tools/libconf/etc/pango/pangorc, and was about to remove it.
Somebody else apparently did it already.

This program previously created the file
/root/lib/vmware-tools/lib64/libconf/etc/gtk-2.0/gtk.immodules, and was about
to remove it.  Somebody else apparently did it already.

Restoring the kernel initrd image.:
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-34-server
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-33-server
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-31-server
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-30-server
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-24-server
Could not locate hal daemon init script.
Checked: /etc/init.d/haldaemon and /etc/init.d/hal
The removal of VMware Tools 8.3.7 build-341836 for Linux completed
successfully.

Installing VMware Tools.

In which directory do you want to install the binary files?
[/root/vmware]

The path "/root/vmware" does not exist currently. This program is going to
create it, including needed parent directories. Is this what you want?
[yes]

What is the directory that contains the init directories (rc0.d/ to rc6.d/)?
[/etc]

What is the directory that contains the init scripts?
[/etc/init.d]

In which directory do you want to install the daemon files?
[/root/sbin]

The path "/root/sbin" does not exist currently. This program is going to create
it, including needed parent directories. Is this what you want? [yes]

In which directory do you want to install the library files?
[/root/lib/vmware-tools]

In which directory do you want to install the documentation files?
[/root/doc/vmware-tools]

The path "/root/doc/vmware-tools" does not exist currently. This program is
going to create it, including needed parent directories. Is this what you want?
[yes]

The installation of VMware Tools 8.3.7 build-341836 for Linux completed
successfully. You can decide to remove this software from your system at any
time by invoking the following command:
"/root/vmware/vmware-uninstall-tools.pl".

Before running VMware Tools for the first time, you need to configure it by
invoking the following command: "/root/vmware/vmware-config-tools.pl". Do you
want this program to invoke the command for you now? [yes]

Initializing...

WARNING: A module identified as pvscsi has been found at
/lib/modules/2.6.32-34-server/kernel/drivers/scsi/vmw_pvscsi.ko and at
/lib/modules/2.6.32-34-server/updates/dkms/pvscsi.ko.  Leaving both modules in
there could potentially cause a race condition when a device is added.  We
reccomend you remove one of them, run 'depmod -a' and then re-run this
configurator.


Stopping VMware Tools services in the virtual machine:
   Guest operating system daemon:                                      done
   Virtual Printing daemon:                                            done
   Unmounting HGFS shares:                                             done
   Guest filesystem driver:                                            done


WARNING: The installer initially used the insserv application to setup the
vmware-tools service.  That application did not run successfully.  Please
re-install the insserv application or check your settings.  This script will
now attempt to manually setup the vmware-tools service.

update-rc.d: warning: vmware-tools start runlevel arguments (S) do not match LSB Default-Start values (2 3 5)
 Adding system startup for /etc/init.d/vmware-tools ...
   /etc/rc0.d/S36vmware-tools -> ../init.d/vmware-tools
   /etc/rc6.d/S36vmware-tools -> ../init.d/vmware-tools
   /etc/rcS.d/S38vmware-tools -> ../init.d/vmware-tools
The module vmmemctl has already been installed on this system by another
installer or package and will not be modified by this installer.  Use the flag
--clobber-kernel-modules=vmmemctl to override.

The module vmhgfs has already been installed on this system by another
installer or package and will not be modified by this installer.  Use the flag
--clobber-kernel-modules=vmhgfs to override.

The module vmxnet has already been installed on this system by another
installer or package and will not be modified by this installer.  Use the flag
--clobber-kernel-modules=vmxnet to override.

The module vmblock has already been installed on this system by another
installer or package and will not be modified by this installer.  Use the flag
--clobber-kernel-modules=vmblock to override.

The module vmci has already been installed on this system by another installer
or package and will not be modified by this installer.  Use the flag
--clobber-kernel-modules=vmci to override.

The module vsock has already been installed on this system by another installer
or package and will not be modified by this installer.  Use the flag
--clobber-kernel-modules=vsock to override.

The module vmxnet3 has already been installed on this system by another
installer or package and will not be modified by this installer.  Use the flag
--clobber-kernel-modules=vmxnet3 to override.

The module pvscsi has already been installed on this system by another
installer or package and will not be modified by this installer.  Use the flag
--clobber-kernel-modules=pvscsi to override.



Detected Xorg X server version 1.7.6.

Could not locate hal daemon init script.
Checked: /etc/init.d/haldaemon and /etc/init.d/hal


The configuration file /etc/X11/xorg.conf can not be found. Do you want to
create a new one? (yes/no) [yes]


X.Org X Server 1.7.6
Release Date: 2010-03-17
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.24-28-server x86_64 Ubuntu
Current Operating System: Linux mail 2.6.32-34-server #77-Ubuntu SMP Tue Sep 13 20:54:38 UTC 2011 x86_64
Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-34-server root=UUID=bfaf8329-240d-4978-82fa-288df4dc1e79 ro quiet
Build Date: 08 March 2011  08:22:34AM
xorg-server 2:1.7.6-2ubuntu7.6 (For technical support please see http://www.ubuntu.com/support)
Current version of pixman: 0.16.4
        Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
        to make sure that you have the latest version.
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
        (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
        (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(++) Log file: "/tmp/vmware-config0/XF86ConfigLog.26339", Time: Thu Oct  6 11:26:33 2011
(EE) Unable to locate/open config file: "/tmp/vmware-config0/XF86Config.26339"
(==) Using config directory: "/usr/lib/X11/xorg.conf.d"
(EE) Failed to load module "vmwgfx" (module does not exist, 0)
(EE) vmware: Please ignore the above warnings about not being able to to load module/driver vmwgfx
error setting MTRR (base = 0xd4000000, size = 0x00400000, type = 1) Inappropriate ioctl for device (25)

X is running fine with the new config file.

error setting MTRR (base = 0xd4000000, size = 0x00400000, type = 1) Inappropriate ioctl for device (25)
 ddxSigGiveUp: Closing log
Creating a new initrd boot image for the kernel.
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-34-server
   Checking acpi hot plug                                              done
Starting VMware Tools services in the virtual machine:
   Switching to guest configuration:                                   done
   Guest operating system daemon:                                     failed
   Virtual Printing daemon:                                            done
Unable to start services for VMware Tools

Execution aborted.
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by:goretailpro
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Is VmwareTools needed for the stability of network?

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IanTh earned 2000 total points
ID: 36929397
it helps on all the drivers and rdp

see
http://www.ubuntugeek.com/how-to-install-vmware-tools-in-ubuntu-10-04-lucid-lynx.html10.04 is

10.04 is lucid lynx not hardy heron, hardry heron is 8.04 that might help
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