Sheesh, I finally figured out that open-vm-tools are installed instead of vmware-tools, used to be. However, the package comes in four parts.
- open-vm-tools: generally letting the Guest OS access Host OS
- open-vm-tools-desktop: some interactive things like file sharing and display optimizations.
- open-vm-tools-dev: If you want to do development.
- open-vm-tools-debuginfo: incase you really want to get into it.