How-to Install VMware Workstation Player 12 on Fedora Linux 64bit Visual Guide

October 7th, 2015 by thelinuxevangelist

VMware Workstation Player 12 QuickStart on Fedora Linux



The Linux Tutorial shows Step-by-Step How-to Install the VMware Workstation Player 12 for Free on Linux Fedora 18/19/20/21/22/23/24/25 x8664 KDE/Mate/Lxde/Xfce Desktop.

You do Not need to Buy it because the VMware Workstation Player 12 is Free for Non Commercial Use.

VMware Workstation 12 Player (formerly known as VMware Player Pro) is a streamlined offering of VMware Workstation 12 Pro that is ready for Windows 10, offers enhanced 3-D graphics support and improved virtual machine performance.

VMware Workstation Player 12 Installation on Fedora Linux - Featured
  1. Download VMware Workstation Player 12 for Linux

    VMware Player 12 Linux 64bit


  2. Open a Shell Terminal emulator window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    VMware Workstation Player 12 QuickStart for Fedora Linux -  Kde5 Open  Terminal
  3. Installing Required Packages
    For Fedora 22+:

    sudo dnf install kernel-headers kernel-devel gcc glibc-headers

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then Look: Solution
    For Fedora < 22:

    sudo yum install kernel-headers kernel-devel gcc glibc-headers
  4. Give Execution Permission
    Access the Target directory:

    cd ~/Downloads

    Give Execution Permissions:

    sudo chmod +x VMware-Player*.bundle
  5. Starting VMware Player Installer

    sudo ./VMware-Player*.bundle

    If the Graphical Wizard is Not launching Type ‘q‘ to Accept Licenses…

  6. Then Follow the Installation Wizard

    Installing VMware Workstation Player 12 for Fedora Linux - License
    Installing VMware Workstation Player 12 for Fedora Linux - Updates
    Installing VMware Workstation Player 12 for Fedora Linux - Help
    Live License Key Blank if you Use it for Free as Non Commercial
    Installing VMware Workstation Player 12 for Fedora Linux - License Key
    Confirm for Installation Start
    Installing VMware Workstation Player 12 for Fedora Linux - Start Installation
    Installing VMware Workstation Player 12 for Fedora Linux - Installing
    Installing VMware Workstation Player 12 for Fedora Linux - Success
  7. Launching VMware Workstation Player 12
    For a Free Use insert an eMail address and follow on…

    VMware Workstation Player 12 Installation on Fedora Linux - Free Use
  8. Update Fedora 23 Libraries Linking

    Download VMware Workstation Updating Script

    VMware Workstation Updating Script
    chmod +x Update_VMW.sh

    Then Run the Script with:

    sudo ./Update_VMW.sh

    Thanks to Coyote’s Blog!

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