2020.2 Kali Linux, Parallels Tools Error

Discussion in 'Linux Guest OS Discussion' started by AaronW4, Jun 2, 2020.

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  1. Yes, I am unable to install Parallels Tools.

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  1. MichaelR7

    MichaelR7 Bit Poster

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    Hey everyone,
    thanks a lot to @BrandonR7 - that was the missing piece. With the other mentioned 5-step changes from page 1 and also the "dirty workaround" to remove "~/.config/xfce4" before rebooting I was able to get Parallels Tools working on a brand-new Kali 2021.1 release!

    Still really sad and disappointed that it's so bad supported from the official side. Have been a really long-term Parallels user for almost 10 years now.
     
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  2. todonoghue

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    Installed Kali 2021.1 ARM. Works as installed but cannot get the Install-gui to run. Did a chmod u+x on the files copied from the Parallels Tools CD, permissions verified, shows as executable, but no reaction to right click > Run
     
  3. MichaelR7

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    Did you try running just ./install from the Terminal instead of the GUI version? I have to admit I've only tried the command line installer. If there are any errors there should be a log file at /var/log/parallels-<something>.log.
     
  4. karlemilnikka

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    I retried installing 2021.1 with all the tweaks mentioned in this thread. This time it worked again, just like it did under 2020.4. Unfortunately, I don't know what I did differently.

    I followed @electrifeye's instructions. Since Parallels has made https://kb.parallels.com/123968 unavailable, I had to get an archived version from the Wayback Machine. https://web.archive.org/web/20171106151406/https://kb.parallels.com/123968.

    I tweaked prl_fs/SharedFolders/Guest/Linux/prl_fs/inode.c according to @EdwardG3's instructions.
     
  5. karlemilnikka

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    (I still have to disable 3D acceleration or delete the XCFE4 folder, including all desktop settings, before every single logon.)
     
  6. karlemilnikka

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    By the way, @Maria@Parallels. Do you want the working, tweaked version of prl_mod.tar.gz? I can post it here in the forum if it's allowed by the license and the forum rules. Please let me know.
     
  7. todonoghue

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  8. karlemilnikka

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    That's interesting. I get the native resolution without even installing Parallels Tools.
     
  9. karlemilnikka

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    I've tested switching to KDE and Gnome instead of XFCE and both works just fine (no white-screen issues). Both KDE and Gnome works with 3D acceleration enabled and Parallels Tools installed.
     
  10. todonoghue

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    I just did another install, but used the Net-Installer version. Resolution is 1920x1200.
     
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  11. cheesi

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    is this .gz working under Linux 5.10.0 ? If yes i search for such a editied .gz. Because i have problems to install the Parallels Tool under 5.10.0
     
  12. karlemilnikka

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    Yes. I have sent you a download link to the tweaked archive.
     
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  13. BehozanL

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    @karlemilnikka Would you send the link to me as well, please? Thanks
     
  14. karlemilnikka

    karlemilnikka Bit Poster

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    Sure. I've sent it to you in a DM.
     
  15. PieterW2

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  16. karlemilnikka

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    Sure. I'll DM you.

    @Maria@Parallels, can we publish the tweaked archive here while we're waiting for an official solution? It's the original files tweaked according to the instructions and solutions provided by @electrifeye, @Devries, @BrandonR7 and @EdwardG3.
     
  17. karlemilnikka

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    (No permanent fix for the white-screen issue though, but it works fine under both Gnome and KDE Plasma.)
     
  18. RafaelE2

    RafaelE2

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    I can't install Parallels Tools on Kali linux 2021.1. Using Parallels 16.1.3 (49160) after reading everything I found during 3 days. I get the typical make error. I would lke to know if there is a way to install. Thank you.
     
  19. cheesi

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    Uninstall Paralles and install VirtualBox :). This what I did. Karlemilikka has some tweaked tar.gz file what you can use. He will help you out
     
  20. karlemilnikka

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    Yes, but all cred goes to @electrifeye, @Devries, @BrandonR7 and @EdwardG3. They did the hard work. I'll published the tweaked archive here if @Maria@Parallels allows it.
     

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