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- Install make and GCC using the Add/Remove Software in the GUI
- Do what this tip says about the kernel headers by running the following command with elevated privileges.
“I encountered this problem when upgrading from 12.10 to 13.04. No matter what I did, the VMware Tools installer couldn’t seem to find the headers. For the record, here’s how I installed the headers:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-$(uname -r)
- Then install the VMware tools as per the text file in the distribution.