The VMware Tools package adds drivers and utilities to improve the graphical performance for different guest operating systems, including mouse tracking. The package also enables some integration between the guest and host systems, including shared folders, plug-and-play devices, clock synchronisation, and cutting-and-pasting across environments.
The Open Virtual Machine Tools (open-vm-tools) are the open source implementation of VMware Tools. They are a set of guest operating system virtualization components that enhance performance and user experience of virtual machines.
Installing open-vm-tools is very easy on wheezy, just install the package using apt-get and reboot the machine when completed.
Webmin is a web-based system configuration tool. With Webmin it’s easy to configure operating system internals, such as users, disk quotas, services or configuration files, as well as modify and control open source apps, such as the Apache HTTP Server, PHP or MySQL.
These instructions and tested and fully working on both squeeze and wheezy.
1. Install packages required to compile the source code