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
http://communities.vmware.com/community/vmtn/desktop/view/pcrepurposing

Fixes

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

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Fixing Adobe Flash Firefox Plug-in Crash – Full Screen – Ubuntu 11.04

Here is the quick fix for the flash plug-in crash when trying to view full screen video on the latest Ubuntu 11.04.

$ sudo mkdir /etc/adobe
[sudo] password for divyen:
$ echo "OverrideGPUValidation=true" >~/mms.cfg
$ sudo mv ~/mms.cfg /etc/adobe/

Reference:
Read about the Secrets of the mms.cfg file from the official Adobe Blog. Here is the link
http://blogs.adobe.com/penguinswf/2008/08/secrets_of_the_mmscfg_file_1.html

Partitioning Disk on Linux

Create an Extended Partition

[root@localhost /]# fdisk /dev/sdm
Command (m for help): n
Command action
   e   extended
   p   primary partition (1-4)
e
Partition number (1-4): 1
First cylinder (1-8924, default 1):
Using default value 1
Last cylinder or +size or +sizeM or +sizeK (1-8924, default 8924):
Using default value 8924

Create Logical Partitions

Command (m for help): n
Command action
   l   logical (5 or over)
   p   primary partition (1-4)
l
First cylinder (1-8924, default 1):
Using default value 1
Last cylinder or +size or +sizeM or +sizeK (1-8924, default 8924): 4462

Command (m for help): n
Command action
   l   logical (5 or over)
   p   primary partition (1-4)
l
First cylinder (4463-8924, default 4463):
Using default value 4463
Last cylinder or +size or +sizeM or +sizeK (4463-8924, default 8924):
Using default value 8924

Write Partition Table to disk and exit from fdisk session

Command (m for help): w
The partition table has been altered!

Calling ioctl() to re-read partition table.
Syncing disks.
[root@localhost /]#

Format Logical Partitions with extended 3 Filesystem

[root@localhost /]# mkfs.ext3 /dev/sdm5
mke2fs 1.39 (29-May-2006)
Filesystem label=
OS type: Linux
Block size=4096 (log=2)
Fragment size=4096 (log=2)
4480448 inodes, 8960238 blocks
448011 blocks (5.00%) reserved for the super user
First data block=0
Maximum filesystem blocks=0
274 block groups
32768 blocks per group, 32768 fragments per group
16352 inodes per group
Superblock backups stored on blocks:
        32768, 98304, 163840, 229376, 294912, 819200, 884736, 1605632, 2654208,
        4096000, 7962624

Writing inode tables: done
Creating journal (32768 blocks): done
Writing superblocks and filesystem accounting information: done

This filesystem will be automatically checked every 25 mounts or
180 days, whichever comes first.  Use tune2fs -c or -i to override.
[root@localhost /]# mkfs.ext3 /dev/sdm6
mke2fs 1.39 (29-May-2006)
Filesystem label=
OS type: Linux
Block size=4096 (log=2)
Fragment size=4096 (log=2)
4480448 inodes, 8960245 blocks
448012 blocks (5.00%) reserved for the super user
First data block=0
Maximum filesystem blocks=0
274 block groups
32768 blocks per group, 32768 fragments per group
16352 inodes per group
Superblock backups stored on blocks:
        32768, 98304, 163840, 229376, 294912, 819200, 884736, 1605632, 2654208,
        4096000, 7962624

Writing inode tables: done
Creating journal (32768 blocks): done
Writing superblocks and filesystem accounting information: done

This filesystem will be automatically checked every 34 mounts or
180 days, whichever comes first.  Use tune2fs -c or -i to override.
[root@localhost /]#