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FS#29266 - [open-vm-tools] vmware-user-suid-wrapper not started: auto-resize and more won't function

Attached to Project: Community Packages
Opened by Jessehk (Jessehk) - Wednesday, 04 April 2012, 03:47 GMT
Last edited by Sergej Pupykin (sergej) - Thursday, 17 May 2012, 10:27 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages
Status Closed
Assigned To Sergej Pupykin (sergej)
Architecture All
Severity High
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No



It is necessary to start vmware-user-suid-wrapper, as this enables a number of crucial features of open-vm-tools including auto-resizing of X and drag-and-drop.

A number of users have encountered this problem (for instance,

In the forums (, Da_Coynul discovered a workaround which addresses this problem.

By installing the attached vmware-user.desktop to /etc/xdg/autostart, vmware-user-suid-wrapper is started automatically on login.

The package should be updated to incorporate this workaround, or in an equivalent but more permanent/robust manner.

Additional info:
* open-vm-tools 2012.03.13-1
* Attached vmware-user.desktop
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Closed by  Sergej Pupykin (sergej)
Thursday, 17 May 2012, 10:27 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Comment by Frederik Vos (inktvis75) - Wednesday, 04 April 2012, 04:26 GMT
if you do this, there must be a way to enable/disable this feature (security reasons).
maybe have a look into bug report 28945 to do that.
Comment by Sergej Pupykin (sergej) - Thursday, 17 May 2012, 10:27 GMT
Put /usr/share/applications/vmware-user.desktop from source archive. Probably you may use it to create/symlink /etc/xdg/autostart/...