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NAME

       vmware-user - GUI tool

SYNOPSIS

       vmware-user

DESCRIPTION

       vmware-user  is  a relatively small Gtk application that should run for
       the duration of an interactive X11 session. It has no  dependencies  on
       X11  service daemons (e.g., messaging buses), and so it may be launched
       at any time during or after session startup.

       It's a hidden window application and handles tools  features  which  we
       want  active all the time, but don't want to impose a visable window on
       the user.

       Without a running vmware-user process, interactive  X11  sessions  will
       lack   GUI   features  such  as  drag-and-drop  (DnD),  file  and  text
       copy/paste, dynamic display resizing, and Unity.

       vmware-user depends on a mounted vmblock(9) filesystem for proper  host
       to guest DnD operations.

       Drag-and-drop     operations    depend    on    a    setuid    wrapper,
       vmware-user-suid-wrapper(8).

       A recent change to the  Open  VM  Tools  adjusted  the  nature  of  the
       relationship  between  the  VMware Tools service (vmware-guestd(8)) and
       the VMware user process  (vmware-user).  The  two  programs  have  been
       completely  decoupled,  and as such vmware-guestd(8) no longer attempts
       to automatically start and stop vmware-user processes on users' behalf.

       Modern display managers implementing the  XDG  autostart  spec  support
       launching    applications    at   session   startup   via   placing   a
       `vmware-user.desktop'     file     in     a     well-known     location
       (/etc/xdg/autostart).

OPTIONS

       vmware-user has no options.

FILES

       /etc/vmware-tools/xautostart.conf
       /etc/xdg/autostart/vmware-user.desktop

SEE ALSO

       vmware-checkvm(1)
       vmware-hgfsclient(1)
       vmware-toolbox-cmd(1)
       vmware-xferlogs(1)
       libguestlib(3)
       libvmtools(3)
       vmware-guestd(8)
       vmware-hgfsmounter(8)
       vmware-user-suid-wrapper(8)
       vmblock(9)
       vmci(9)
       vmhgfs(9)
       vmsock(9)
       vmsync(9)
       vmxnet(9)

HOMEPAGE

       More  information  about vmware-user and the Open VM Tools can be found
       at <http://open-vm-tools.sourceforge.net/>.

AUTHOR

       Open VM Tools were written by VMware, Inc. <http://www.vmware.com/>.

       This manual page was put together from  homepage  materials  by  Daniel
       Baumann <daniel@debian.org>, for the Debian project (but may be used by
       others).