Install VMWare Horizon View Client on Fedora 21 64bit

This article shows how to get VMWare VDI / Horizon View client working on the latest Fedora 21 64bit


UPDATE: just download the bundleVMware-Horizon-Client-3.5.0-2999900.x64.bundle  and install

yum install libpng12-devel.x86_64
yum install libXScrnSaver.x86_64


yum install libgudev1




  • Install the dependencies
    • yum  install glibc.i686
    • yum install libgcc.i686
    • yum install gtk2-engines.i686
    • yum install PackageKit-gtk-module.i686
    • yum install libpng12.i686
    • yum install libXScrnSaver.i686
    • yum install openssl-libs.i686
    • yum install openssl-devel.i686
    • yum install libxml2.i686
    • yum install atk-devel.i686
    • yum install gtk2-devel.i686
    • yum install libxml2-devel.i686
    • yum install libcanberra-gtk2.i686

Qucker version

yum install glibc.i686 libgcc.i686 gtk2-engines.i686 PackageKit-gtk-module.i686 libpng12.i686 libXScrnSaver.i686 openssl-libs.i686 openssl-devel.i686 libxml2.i686 atk-devel.i686 gtk2-devel.i686 libxml2-devel.i686 libcanberra-gtk2.i686

  • Put in the following symbolic links
    • cd /usr/lib
    • ln -s /usr/lib/
    • ln -s /usr/lib/
  • chmod 775 VMware-Horizon-Client-3.2.0-2331566.x86.bundle
  • as root, run VMware-Horizon-Client-3.2.0-2331566.x86.bundle
    • unselect usb, printing, etc, just take the basics….
  • That’s it , just run “vmware-view” from your non-root account

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VirtualBox install on Fedora 20 64bit

Since I always forget the details, here is how to install VirtualBox on Fedora 64bit

  • Download and install VirtualBox
  • Install the following required packages for /etc/init.d/vboxdrv to setup correctly
    • yum install kernel-headers kernel-devel dkms
  • Next run the /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup
  • You should see the following output

/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup
Stopping VirtualBox kernel modules [ OK ]
Uninstalling old VirtualBox DKMS kernel modules [ OK ]
Trying to register the VirtualBox kernel modules using DKMS[ OK ]
Starting VirtualBox kernel modules [ OK ]


start Virtualbox