CDS internal client error

A glitch in VMWare, running on Windows for a Linux guest. On my machine it was not possible to install the useful tools, and so I couldn't (among the other things) use the complete screen for Linux. A real pain.

This was caused by CDS internal client error (3033), issued when I tried to download VMWare Tools for Linux - version 8.8.4.

As one could expect, the solution is download the package by hand. Problem is that was not so immediate to find the right file on the net.

If you have the same issue, here is an hint:
http://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/player/4.0.4/744019/windows/packages/
This is the file I was looking for:
tool-linux-8.8.4.exe.tar
I un-tarred, and then executed it. And then I was able to continue the standard procedure from my Linux box.

1 comment:

  1. Where did you executed the tool-linux-8.8.4.exe?
    Since its a exe, it makes sense to run it on Windows. On my Windows host - seven 64-bit - it started without a GUI then it closed itself after a minute. I tried also in cmd. Nothing happened.
    My guest VM is Ubuntu 10.04.

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