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Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2011 20:37:46 +0400
From: "(GalaxyMaster)" <>
Subject: Re: VMWare tools


On Thu, Nov 17, 2011 at 07:42:25PM -0500, Robert Harris wrote:
> I really didn't see much need to install VMware tools, since its major
> benefit is to provide better video and mouse drivers, and "shared" folders
> with the host machine.   Since we don't have X-Windows in owl, the better
> video and mouse drivers aren't helpful.

There is a yummy part in these tools: the vmnet and pvscsi modules which
provide more efficient way to work with the virtualised hardware.  Also,
IIRC, there is a module to interoperate with VMware's client, so you can
gracefully shut a VM down.


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