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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Wave of the Future – Windows for Workgroups 3.11

Just because I was feeling nostalgic, I installed MS-DOS 6.22 with Windows for Workgroups 3.11 as a bonus! It really is amazing the amount of steps that used to be required to get a PC running and useful. Had to install CDROM drivers, Memory Management Software, TCPIP Stack, Network Drivers, and Display drivers. Linux and Windows really has come a far way in the last 15 years.

Windows for Workgroups 3.11

How to migrate VMWare Appliance to OVS 2.2

This explains how to migrate / convert a standard VMWare Appliance into a Oracle Virtual Server 2.2 environment.

  • Create a directory on the OVS 2.2 server under /OVS/running_pool/NewVmName
  • Unzip appliance if needed and put in the /OVS/running_pool/NewVmName
  • You should have combination of file extensions like .vmdk .vmsd .vmx .vmxf
  • Login to your OVS Manager.
  • Goto  Resources / Virtual Machine Images / Import
  • Choose ‘Select from Server Pool”
  • Your “NewVmName” should be in the listing.
  • Import and start
  • Done
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