Originally Posted by unclebrudy
I tried installing VMWare tools, but it says it has no supported module for my version of Linux (Ubuntu 6.06) and asks me for the location of my MAKE, since it wants to try and build its own module from my OS profile, which I can't find.
You're on the right track. But you need to install VMWare Tools in your Ubuntu Linux Guest.. From https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VmWare/InstallAsGuest
Installing Virtual VmwareTools
There a number of advantages in installing VmwareTools in your Ubuntu guest VM.
1. Open the System->Administration->Synaptic Package Manager
2. Install the following packages
* linux-headers-2.6.12-9-386 (these must match your kernel, to check open a terminal an type "uname -r")
3. Goto the desktop and eject the Ubuntu iso.
4. Ctrl-Alt to get the cursor back, VM->Install VMware Tools...
5. Wait for the CD to appear on the desktop. This may require going to Places->Computer and clicking on the CD icon to make Ubuntu read the new disk.
6. Copy VMwareTools-x.x.x-xxxx.tar.gz from the CD to your desktop.
7. Right click on the VMwareTools tarball and select Extract Here
8. Open a terminal
* export CC=/usr/bin/gcc-3.4 to tell the compiler which gcc to use
* cd ~/Desktop/vmware-tools-distrib
* sudo ./vmware-install.pl to start the install
* Accept all the defaults, this should take you through making a few directories and then run the config program. The config program will need to compile the drivers and so it will use make, the gcc you specified and the headers to compile.
* the first non default is screen size. I know 640x480, 800x600 and 1024x768 work, I have had 1280x1024 work (I use this one) and I've had 1600x1200 not work.
* If you pick one that doesn't work, get to a terminal and run /usr/bin/vmware-config-tools.pl to pick a differnt one.
* What you pick here becomes the max setting and you can pick a lower one withing Ubuntu, however the max is used at startup so if it doens't work you are up the creek.
9. Restart the system with System->Log out->Shutdown. Wait untill Ubuntu has shutdown and either turn off or restart the VM.
For more reading on installing VMWare Tools in an Ubuntu guest try;https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VmWarehttp://www.vmware.com/community/thre...36284&tstart=0http://www.vmware.com/community/thre...415039&start=0http://www.vmware.com/community/thre...411331&start=0http://www.abbeyworkshop.com/2006/06...e-install.html