Hi, newbie here.
When installing open-vm-tools from arch repos I've been unable to make it work properly.
I've patched the sources before compiling with these patches:
After compiling (it worked OK, it seems) I installed gtkmm and issued these commands :
dkms add open-vm-tools/2013.09.16
dkms install -m open-vm-tools -v 2013.09.16 -k $(uname -r)
systemctl enable vmtoolsd
systemctl start vmtoolsd
cat /proc/version > /etc/arch-release
Then created 3 files with the following contents:
After following these steps clipboard synchronization works, and Drag & Drop from guest to host works.
BUT... Drag & Drop from host to guest does not. It fails with this message :
The file or folder /proc/fs/vmblock/mountPoint/somefolder/somefile does not exist.
But, despite this, the file is really copied into the guest, though not where I intentended to but at /tmp/VMwareDnD/somefolder/somefile
The output I get from ps aux | grep vmtoolsd (from xfce terminal) is :
|337||tty1||S||0:24||/usr/bin/vmtoolsd -n vmusr --blockFd 3|
If I issue a mount command to see what's mounted, vmblock it's not mounted. Supposedly I should see something like :
none on /proc/fs/vmblock/mountPoint type vmblock (rw,relatime)
But it's not there.
So, I issue this command myself, mount -t vmblock none /proc/fs/vmblock/mountPoint
Then it is mounted... so I assumed it should work, but it still doesn't work.
I'm a newbie at Linux. This is how far I've been able to go by myself.
Is there a workaround for this ? Am I doing something wrong ? Is it a bug ?