Install VMWare Tools

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We don't include all the prerequisites for VMWare tools in our repository. Here's what you have to do:

  1. Create a file /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian.list with the following content:
    deb http://debian.mirror.iweb.ca/debian/ wheezy main contrib non-free
    deb http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main contrib
    (You can use a closer Debian mirror than 'debian.mirror.iweb.ca' if you know of one.)
  2. Run: apt-get update
  3. Install the VMWare tools. Their prerequisite packages should now be available
  4. Once you're done, we recommend commenting out the lines in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian.list to avoid any surprises in a future dist-upgrade.