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

October 7th, 2015 by thelinuxevangelist

Fedora VMware Workstation Player 12 Install




The Linux Tutorial shows Step-by-Step How-to Install the VMware Workstation Player 12 for Free on Linux Fedora 18/19/20/21/22/23/24/25/26 x8664 KDE/Mate/Lxde/Xfce Desktop.

Especially relevant: 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 Pro 12 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 Quick-Start 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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