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

for CENTOS7

yum install libgudev1

 

 

OBSOLETE

  • https://download3.vmware.com/software/view/viewclients/CART14Q4/VMware-Horizon-Client-3.2.0-2331566.x86.bundle
  • 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/libssl.so.1.0.1j libssl.so.1.0.1
    • ln -s /usr/lib/libcrypto.so.1.0.1j libcrypto.so.1.0.1
  • 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

Screenshot from 2015-01-02 18:03:16

8 Replies to “Install VMWare Horizon View Client on Fedora 21 64bit”

  1. Thank you for the guide! This got me up and running quickly during a time sensitive incident.

    As an FYI, the latest versions of libssl and libcrypto are /usr/lib/libssl.so.1.0.1k and /usr/lib/libcrypto.so.1.0.1k. Those with updated systems should adjust their symlinks accordingly.

    1. As above, the ssl libraries have changed since this guide was written, from j to k.

      My fedora 21 install has a symlink pointing from /usr/lib/libssl.so to the most recent. I can’t confirm this, but I hope that this symlink will always point to the most recent library.

      Point being, instead of linking to j or k, or another version,

      ln -s /usr/lib/libssl.so libssl.so.1.0.1
      ln -s /usr/lib/libcrypto.so libcrypto.so.1.0.1

      I think that this should survive upgrades better, and provide the latest SSL to vmware-view.

  2. Hi,

    Thank you for your sharing procedure, but I got problem during connection to the server, “Untrusted View Connection”, do you have procedure how to fix this issue?

    BR///

    Bambang

  3. Hi,

    I’m trying to run Horizon View 64 bit on Fedora 23, I get the following errrors upon connecting to a server (the install works fine and the scan shows succes for everyting):

    2015-11-15 12:56:24.934+01:00: vmware-view 2383| access fail
    2015-11-15 12:56:52.732+01:00: vmware-view 2383| Spawn of vmware-view-usb failed: Failed to execute child process “vmware-view-usb” (Bestand of map bestaat niet)
    2015-11-15 12:56:53.240+01:00: vmware-view 2383| rmksContainer(2408): REMOTEMKS: Failed to load VDP plugin.
    2015-11-15 12:56:53.576+01:00: vmware-view 2383| rmksContainer(2408): VmdbCnxControlCb: pendingSubscribeReq was released with ret -32.
    2015-11-15 12:56:53.578+01:00: vmware-view 2383| rmksContainer(2408): CreateMKSInterface: Remote MKS not yet present, queueing CheckForMount
    2015-11-15 12:56:53.578+01:00: vmware-view 2383| rmksContainer(2408): Caught child exit with status 0xff00, requesting container exit
    2015-11-15 12:56:53.578+01:00: vmware-view 2383| rmksContainer(2408): ProcessPollCb: received exit request, shutting down…
    2015-11-15 12:56:53.578+01:00: vmware-view 2383| rmksContainer(2408): Vmdb_SetCurrentPath Failed: /vm/#0/type/sub/mountState/req/#6/ (Schema path not found)
    2015-11-15 12:57:03.580+01:00: vmware-view 2383| rmksContainer(2408): Killing vmware-remotemks child: 969
    2015-11-15 12:57:08.486+01:00: vmware-view 2383| Source ID 1744 was not found when attempting to remove it

    Do you have any clue?

    The usb redirection is not installed

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