Problem description: Functions like cut/paste, ctrl/alt/insert, and general mouse function stop working in the gui on a VM.
Solution: This may be simple enough that it doesn't merit an entry, but losing the functionality can be frustrating (if the tools are crashing repeatedly it needs more mitigation than simply starting the tools)
- From the command prompt
- sc start VMTools
- nohup /etc/init.d/vmware-tools start