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vmware tools does not work in ubuntu 12.04 guest

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http://askubuntu.com – I just installed ubuntu 12.04 on vmware workstation 8.0.4. I am trying to install vmware tools, but I got stuck on this step: The filesystem driver (vmhgfs module) is used only for the shared folder feature. The rest of the software provided by VMware Tools is designed to work independently of this feature. If you wish to have the shared folders feature, you can install the driver by running vmware-config-tools.pl again after making sure that gcc, binutils, make and the kernel sources for your running kernel are installed on your machine. These packages are available on your distribution (HowTos)