Friday, June 3, 2011

Fedora 15 & VMWare tools

After long time, I was installing Fedora today (Fedora 15) and something surprised me on Terminal Window.

I tried to check whether gcc exists by typing gcc on the shell and it automatically recommended installing gcc. Great new feature for new linux users even though not a lot useful for experts. here is output

$ gcc
bash: gcc: command not found...
Install package 'gcc' to provide command 'gcc'? [N/y]

No more long hours to figure out how to use linux.

Beyond this, I also had issue getting current version of header files to install vmware tools as yum was installing latest version of kernel files and not the one that is used by os currently.
This command might be handy for you all in future.

$ sudo yum install kernel-devel-$(uname -r)

That should install and allow you to run vmware tools configuration. All the best. Let me know if that works.


Anonymous said...

firstly, thanks for your posting,

i tried as you instructed but after appearing "starting vmware-tools (via..." msg

no more processing happened.

Srini said...

What steps did you follow.. can you provide sequence so I might try here and help you.