I have an Ubuntu 9.10 Server running as guest from VMware Fusion. How can I check if it's running VMware tools from the command line?
This works in SLES:
You can also check if the vm kernel modules are running
You could use
Note: It's important to prefix the command with
Filtering the results
So, it might be better to pipe the standard output to a paginator program like
However, I prefer to pipe the output to a filter program like
Understanding the output
I ran the, grep-filtered, command (
The first line confirmed, to me, that vmware-tools was running.
If there was no output at all, I'd deduce that vmware-tools was not running.
Here you have a little help, with images: http://testools.blogspot.com/2013/01/install-vmware-tools-in-ubuntu-easy-way.html Look at the end of the article.
Tested on Ubuntu 12.xx
It works on my machines (from 12.04 to 14.04)