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0005051Kali Linux[All Projects] General Bugpublic2018-12-06 15:51
ReportershadowtechAssigned Torhertzog 
PriorityhighSeverityminorReproducibilityhave not tried
Status resolvedResolutionfixed 
Product Version2018.3 
Target VersionFixed in Version2019.1 
Summary0005051: vmtoolsd starting to early
Descriptionhttps://github.com/vmware/open-vm-tools/issues/214#issuecomment-432236461

I saw this issue and tried the above fix to delay the start of vmtoolsd ``After=display-manager.service.``
Looks to have resolved my issue.

Also tested this on a fresh install of kali linux.

```
vmtoolsd -v
VMware Tools daemon, version 10.3.0.5330 (build-8931395)

uname -a
Linux Kali 4.18.0-kali2-amd64 0000001 SMP Debian 4.18.10-2kali1 (2018-10-09) x86_64 GNU/Linux

# cat /etc/systemd/system/multi-user.target.wants/open-vm-tools.service
[Unit]
Description=Service for virtual machines hosted on VMware
Documentation=http://open-vm-tools.sourceforge.net/about.php
ConditionVirtualization=vmware
DefaultDependencies=no
Before=cloud-init-local.service
RequiresMountsFor=/tmp
After=display-manager.service

[Service]
ExecStart=/usr/bin/vmtoolsd
TimeoutStopSec=5

[Install]
WantedBy=multi-user.target

```

Activities

shadowtech

shadowtech

2018-10-23 13:22

reporter   ~0009830

Issue:
Display resizing not working right.
rhertzog

rhertzog

2018-11-29 16:38

administrator   ~0010050

Last edited: 2018-11-29 17:19

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I can confirm this issue but it's not 100% reproducible. I have left comments with my suggested solution in the upstream ticket here:
https://github.com/vmware/open-vm-tools/issues/214#issuecomment-442896121

I also opened a ticked on the Debian side to get this fixed where it matters for us: https://bugs.debian.org/915031

rhertzog

rhertzog

2018-12-06 15:51

administrator   ~0010085

This should be fixed with open-vm-tools 10.3.5-1kali1 that I just uploaded.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2018-10-23 13:17 shadowtech New Issue
2018-10-23 13:22 shadowtech Note Added: 0009830
2018-11-22 20:24 rhertzog Assigned To => rhertzog
2018-11-22 20:24 rhertzog Status new => assigned
2018-11-23 12:52 rhertzog Priority normal => high
2018-11-29 16:38 rhertzog Note Added: 0010050
2018-11-29 17:19 rhertzog Note Edited: 0010050 View Revisions
2018-12-06 15:51 rhertzog Status assigned => resolved
2018-12-06 15:51 rhertzog Resolution open => fixed
2018-12-06 15:51 rhertzog Fixed in Version => 2019.1
2018-12-06 15:51 rhertzog Note Added: 0010085