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Author Topic: Copy and Paste is not working on Backbox Guest OS in VMWare Workstation 12 Pro  (Read 56 times)
julzsec
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« on: May 12, 2018, 07:50:43 AM »

Hi Team,

I'm new to Backbox Linux and it seems the "Copy and Paste" Function of VMWare Tools is not working with my Guest OS.

 02:37 PM julzsec@secops → [~/vmware-tools-distrib]
└─♋> uname -a
Linux secops 4.13.0-39-generic #44~16.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Thu Apr 5 16:43:55 UTC 2018 i686 i686 i686 GNU/Linux
┌─ 02:45 PM julzsec@secops → [~/vmware-tools-distrib]
└─♋>

Tried the following steps but still I couldn't get it to work. I'm hoping you can provide any suggestions. Thanks.

Solution 1

1. Go into VM / Settings / Options / Guest Isolation

2. UNCHECK both checkboxes (Enable drag and drop, Enable copy and paste) and click OK.

3. Shut down the guest, and shut down VMware Workstation

4. Reboot the host computer

5. Run VMware Workstation but do not launch the guest yet.

6. Go into VM / Settings / Options / Guest Isolation for the guest, and CHECK both checkboxes

7. Power On the guest

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Solution 2

1) sudo apt-get autoremove open-vm-tools

2) Install VMware Tools by following the usual method (Virtual Machine --> Reinstall VMWare Tools)

3) Reboot the VM

4) sudo apt-get install open-vm-tools-desktop

5) Reboot the VM, after the reboot copy/paste and drag/drop will work!


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Solution 3


To uninstall VMware Tools in a Linux guest operating system:

1. Open a terminal window.
 
2. Switch to the root user by running the command:

    su - root
     
3. Run the VMware Tools uninstaller script:

    /usr/bin/vmware-uninstall-tools.pl
     
4. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the uninstall.

5. Reboot the virtual machine.

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