So, apparently Linux now includes VMware Tools support.

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  1. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    I just noticed this today. Virtual machines running either Fedora 10 or Kubuntu (and presumably other distros too), once updated with the latest patches, allow the mouse pointer to transition into/out of the virtual machine without having to hit Ctrl+Alt first.
     
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    This is good news, I get better networking between VM machines with VMware, but VirtualBox is still my prefered program, hopefully they will implement this to.
     
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    Yeah pirate, you rule. Now add "chkconfig" to Kubuntu.
     
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    But I like chkconfig. It's easy. chkconfig [service name] on/off. Done. That stuff you linked to is way too complicated; all I want to do is tell the OS to start Program X on bootup, optionally specifying a user account if I don't want it to run as root.

    Besides, there's no reason for the command name to be different between branches if the function is the same.
     
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    True.

    I seem to remember KDE had a pretty intense graphical app for configing this stuff though?
     
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    It does, but as far as I can tell it only offers the option to enable/disable services, not add/remove them.

    What I'm really trying to do is set up a persistent VNC connection, and I just learned how to do it well in Red Hat, but of course it's totally different in Kubuntu.
     
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    Well wow, Red Hat != Kubuntu? But they're both LINUX! :greddy:

    /etc/rc.local , and I think I'd gamble that Red Had has that file also fwiw.
     

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