Unable VMware Tools


#1

“Most desktop Linux distributions are oriented towards tech-savvy users and developers, but Endless OS isn’t your typical Linux distribution. We have a different target user. We don’t use rpm, apt, or any other packaging system. We use a read-only root file system managed by OSTree with application installed using Flatpack”

Yeah, now it’s unable to Install VMware Tools to view in full screen, or copy-paste between Windows and Endless. So this prevents it to use this this OS.


#2

You can install using the toolbox command. I recommend reading the toolbox command documentation using the command toolbox --help or github.com/debarshiray/toolbox/tree/master/doc

Toolbox is a tool that offers a familiar RPM based environment for developing and debugging software that runs fully unprivileged using Podman.


#3

Thanks for the feedback here. Indeed, we do not really offer support for any extra functionality needed to optimize the host-guest interactions for VMware; the toolbox approach probably doesn’t help you either here.

If Virtualbox is an option for you, you might consider giving that a try instead of vmware. Support for virtualbox host-guest interactions is superior to VMware in the official Linux kernel releases, plus we do specifically ship some virtualbox drivers, which we try to keep that working reasonably well.