Network patch for Linux systems under VMWare

If you’re experiencing problems with networking under Linux in VMWare (e.g. loosing connection after switching out and back in the virtual machine, after Pause-Resume, or after your host (A)DSL connection “restarts”), try the following simple patch (tested on FC4 and Ubuntu; you can always simply revert the changes to get to where you were).

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How to install VMWare Tools on Ubuntu/Debian

VMWare Tools are ready-to-install or ready-to-compile on most of the supported guest systems; on Ubuntu/Debian, you have to do a bit more to be able to compile them, since the system doesn’t come with necessary headers and tools.

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