To start VMWare tools automatically from ubuntu, you will need to add a start up script to ~/.kde/Autostart directory that is hidden, situated in your home directory.Logon to kubuntu and open a Terminal window by clicking on Kmenu \ Utilities \ Terminal from the panel. Next enter the following two commands:
and press enter.
echo "/usr/bin/vmware-toolbox – -minimize" > ~/.kde/Autostart/vmware-toolbox.sh
Then enter the following command:
and press enter. Now the next time you restart, VMWare tools will start and minimize to the panel.
chmod +x ~/.kde/Autostart/vmware-toolbox.sh