VMware View Client with PCoIP installation on Ubuntu 11.10

VMware View Client for Linux Tech Preview turns your Ubuntu PC into a thin client and connects to your company’s Virtual Desktop Infrastructure. With VMware View 5 PCoIP capacities you can deliver a personalized high fidelity experience for end-users across sessions, devices and operating systems.

Enable Ubuntu 11.10 partner channel package repository “oneiric-partner”

$ sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
[sudo] password for divyen:

Uncomment (take out #) following lines from /etc/apt/sources.list and save file.

# deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu oneiric partner
# deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu oneiric partner

Retrive new list of packages and install vmware-view-client package.

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install vmware-view-client

Search and Launch VMware View Client from Dash home

Read more about PC Repurposing with VMware View


When VMware view Client cannot verify that the connection to the server is secure, it warns about self-signed or expired certificate with this error “The certificate authority is invalid or incorrect”.

If you encounter this error and cannot connect to the virtual desktop, you can go to the File -> Preferences and set the mode which allows the unverifiable connection.

Snapshot of the VMware View Client Connected to the Windows 7 Virtual Machine on Ubuntu 11.10


13 thoughts on “VMware View Client with PCoIP installation on Ubuntu 11.10

  1. i use the ip address also i dont think that the problem is DNS, and if i try to go by bvrowser to https address i can see the page 😦 i have only 11 more days for evaluate it and its very important solve before for understand if buy it or not.

  2. Hello,
    how can i use configurations like “–fullscreen” ?
    the log file says: “Unable to open preferences file /etc/vmware/view-default-config”… and
    “Unable to open preferences file /etc/vmware/view-mandatory-config”… can you help me please?!

    thanks in advance!

    • You can modify /usr/bin/vmware-view and add --fullscreen command line option to vmware-view.bin

      $ cat /usr/bin/vmware-view

      if [ ! -e $LICENSE_ACCEPTED ]; then
      zenity --ok-label=Agree \
      --title EULA \
      --height 550 --width=500 \
      --text-info \
      if [ $res -eq 0 ]; then
      exit 1

      # run the real thing
      vmware-view.bin --fullscreen

    • Check if you have this route /proc/bus/usb there should be the file devices where the client takes the definitions for redirection. Some new kernels don’t have this file

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