What do I have to type in the terminal to install VMware tools. I already have it showing up as a cd in the file system. I am new to Linux systems and operating the terminal.
This is an example how it works in VMWare Workstation. There're minimal differences to other versions of VMWare.
1) Mount the VMWare Tools CD.
VM >> Install VMWare Tools
2) Open File Manager and go to VMWare Tools. Extract the VMWareTools-xxxx.tar.gz to a known directory.
3) Open Terminal and go to the directory of the extracted archive.
4) Run installation
sudo su -c "./vmware-install.pl"
5) After installation enable VMWare Tools and reboot
/usr/bin/vmware-user sudo reboot