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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0007839Kali LinuxGeneral Bugpublic2023-08-25 16:20
Reportertrapadmin Assigned To 
Status closedResolutionopen 
Product Version2022.2 
Summary0007839: open-vm-tools not working on kali kde

Describe the bug
My computer host: win10
VMware® Workstation 16 Pro:16.2.4 build-20089737
Kali GNU/Linux 2022.3
Kernel version: 5.18.0-kali5-amd64 (64 bit)
KDE plasma version: 5.25.3

The self-contained vmware-tools does not work properly with kali kde, it only provides graphical functionality, but copy and paste has no effect.
kali kde comes with open-vm-tools, But copy and paste does not work properly.
I tried a complete uninstall and reinstall, open-vm-tools and open-vm-tools-desktop.
Everything was fine, but when I restarted it, I lost the copy and paste function again.
I can only solve this problem by typing vmware-user in the terminal every time I log in to the system.

Steps To Reproduce

Install normally, update normally, reboot, and then you'll notice the loss of work.
It may happen right away and may require a few more reboots.




2023-02-25 12:59

reporter   ~0017574

For issues in open-vm-tools better use their issue tracker at



2023-08-25 16:20

administrator   ~0018384

This report has been filed against an old version of Kali. We will be closing this ticket due to inactivity.

Please could you see if you are able to replicate this issue with the latest version of Kali Linux (

If you are still facing the same problem, feel free to re-open the ticket. If you choose to do this, could you provide more information to the issue you are facing, and also give information about your setup?
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Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2022-08-04 17:53 trapadmin New Issue
2023-02-25 12:59 kali-bugreport Note Added: 0017574
2023-08-25 16:20 g0tmi1k Note Added: 0018384
2023-08-25 16:20 g0tmi1k Status new => closed