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I have tried installing it through the software-center; installed, removed and reinstalled and it is still giving me problems, it simply crashes when I open it. So I tried synaptic, which looks good, so far.

However, when I follow this documentation, it tells me that VMware-view-open-client is old and I want VMware-view-client. I do not see it when I search for it though. I do see the open one.

All my Google searches have not given me exactly what I am looking for. I feel like I'm close, if anyone can point me in the right direction, that would be great.

  • vmware client, its just the end point – dwarf Jun 22 '14 at 20:13
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On ubuntu 14.04:

  1. Open software-sources by typing "software and updates" on the dash and open the application.

  2. On the "Other Software" tab, make sure that "Canonical partners" has a check mark besides it.

    screenshot for software and updates other software canonical vmware view client

  3. Now, add i386 architecture to dpkg by first opening a terminal (press Alt+F2 and typing terminal or pressing together Ctrl+Alt+t) and then typing the following:

    sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
    

    and then enter your administrative password.

  4. Now, update your software package list by typing:

    sudo apt-get update
    
  5. And then install vmware-view-client from the same terminal by typing:

    sudo apt-get install vmware-view-client
    

    Or you should be able to install it from the software center by typing "vmware view client" in the search bar:

    ubuntu software center vmware view client

On ubuntu 12.04:

Enable "Canonical partners" as said in the section for ubuntu 14.04, update using sudo apt-get update and then you should be able to install it from the software center or from the terminal (you can skip the sudo dpkg --add-architecuture i386 part).


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    Can we have an update for 15.10, please? – labyrinth Oct 29 '15 at 19:23
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I have Lubuntu 15.10 and this is how I manage to get VMware horizon view

Download VMware.

Launch Terminal and type:

sudo bash [downloaded binary file]

The package will be extracted and installed then A GUI Installer will launch to finish the installation.

To launch run command

vmware-view
  • confirmed - this works for ubuntu 14.04/14.10 & ubuntu studio 14.04/14.10 - I installed the vmware-view-client as noted above by i08in however it did not install the VMware Horizon Client which is what i was after. So after: sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install vmware-view-client I ran through @RTan / Jens Erat steps as noted above and was able to get the VMware Horizon Client up and running and have a launcher in the start menu. thanks again guys!! – gingamann Apr 21 '16 at 20:54
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On Linux Mint 18.1 Serena (~Ubuntu 16.04)

  1. Download vmware horizon client 4 for linux
  2. Install: sudo bash DOWNLOADED_FILE
  3. Find libudev and set symlink:

    sudo find /lib/ -type f | grep libudev
    sudo ln -sf /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libudev.so.1.6.4 /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libudev.so.0
    
  4. Run programm from start menu or: vmware-view

(Thanks to above posted answers and linuxmintusers.de)

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to add on the accepted response - if using terminal, to add canonical partners you need following:

sudo apt-add-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ $(lsb_release -sc) partner"
sudo apt-get update

(as per https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2064014)

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I'm a beginner using or configuring linux but this works well for me even customizing an iso

On Lubuntu

sudo apt install g++ libxml2-dev libboost-dev qt5-default qtbase5-dev-tools qtdeclarative5-dev libqt5svg5-dev libqt5websockets5-dev git cmake libportmidi0 libasound2 python

Download VMware-Horizon-Client-*.x86.bundle from vmware page https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/info/slug/desktop_end_user_computing/vmware_horizon_clients/4_0.

Then you can run it from the folder it's downloaded ./VMware-Horizon-Client-*.x86.bundle or sh ./VMware-Horizon-Client-*.x86.bundle

Create vmware.sh

echo "vmware-view -q --nonInteractive --fullscreen --nomenubar --lockServer -s your_view_server_FQDN.local" > /.vmware.sh

Create others.sh

#this line will void checking for the view sever certificate if no needed don't use it.
echo "echo "view.sslVerificationMode = \"3\"" > /etc/vmware/view-mandatory-config

#this other line adds your view server FQDN to local hosts file you can repeat it if necessary
echo "192.168.1.1 viewservershortname viewserverFQDN.local" >> /etc/hosts"
#this line cleanses the script after it run once, 
echo "" > /.others.sh

Now you can make those scripts run, I preferred to make them run automatically. The way I did it is

crontab -e

there you can write

@reboot /.others.sh

save and quit

Edit the file /etc/xdg/lxsession/Lubuntu/autostart write this command to autostart the view client automatically

@vmware-view -q --nonInteractive --fullscreen --nomenubar --lockServer -s your_view_server_FQDN.local

Now you can customize your own ubuntu linux vmware view client

P.D. I've used CUBIC to customize the ISO

I've test UCK but didn't work recommend cubic

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This is how i installed 64 bit version on 16.04:

1) Download client from from https://www.vmware.com/go/viewclients

2) Uninstall any previous version (if any).

3)

  • a) Open a Terminal window.
  • b) Change directories to the directory that contains the installer file (xxx.bundle).

4) Run the installer with the following command:

sudo sh ./VMware-Horizon-Client-x.x.x-yyyyyyy.arch.bundle

*or in my case:

sudo sh ./VMware-Horizon-Client-4.7.0-7395152.x64.bundle

(To note: the "sh" is there to "force" the bundle to be executable.. depending on the permissions YOU have set forth this will also work:

sudo ./VMware-Horizon-Client-x.x.x-yyyyyyy.arch.bundle

5) Follow the Gui install wizard..

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