Auto Resize Guest VM Desktop running under VMWare
- After first reboot of VM destop of guest OS stopped auto-resizing to fill host window.
- But it was working fine during guest OS install, or while it was running from live cd.
On Manjaro / Arch:
sudo systemctl restart vmtoolsd
Has to be done after every boot-up. And sometimes after session locks out as well.
Some suggest that delaying the start of the service helps:
sudo vim /etc/systemd/system/multi-user.target.wants/vmtoolsd.service
and add the folowing in [Unit] section:
Didn’t help me.
A bit more context
VMWare Workstation requires you to have
open-vm-tools package service installed, which actually does the resizing.
I was running Manjaro 20 under VMWare Workstation 15 on Win10 Pro. Open VM Tools was already pre-installed with
However it seems like the service named
vmtoolsd starts too early. On the internet everyone mentions
but it probably changed name to