vSphere Copy/Paste (Clipboard) integration: To Debian and Beyond

Starting with vSphere 4.1, you have to explicitly permit copy&paste (Clipboard) integration, as it is turned off by default as a security precaution. Follow the steps in http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1026437 to enable this (immensely helpful) integration.

Placed here so:

  • I don't forget it;
  • I don't get confused because I'm using open-vm instead of VMWare Tools;
  • I don't get confused by the fact that I'm using Debian 5, or Debian 6, or Multics, or something else entirely; and
  • The link to relevant VMWare KB article is adequately keyworded for my use.

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