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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0007839Kali Linux[All Projects] General Bugpublic2023-02-25 12:59
Reportertrapadmin Assigned To 
Status newResolutionopen 
Product Version2022.2 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0007839: open-vm-tools not working on kali kde
DescriptionDescribe 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 ReproduceInstall 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

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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