Ubuntu 15:04 — Virtualization

This is a continuation of my series of notes on my install of Ubuntu 15.04 on my laptop. The full list of posts is on this page. Previously, in the last post, I installed a couple of productivity apps.  In this post, I’ll install some virtualization tools: Virtualbox and Vmware View.


Virtualbox is in the repositories and can be simply installed from the Software Center. But, that version won’t support the extension pack. If you need the features of the extension pack, you have to download the version from Oracle’s website.

I followed the instructions on the Download Page. You can do it with “Software Sources” from the menu, but here I tried it from the command-line:

sudo bash -c 'echo "deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian vivid contrib" >> /etc/apt/sources.list'
wget -q https://www.virtualbox.org/download/oracle_vbox.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add -
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install virtualbox-5.0

Note: normally, I would think DKMS would need to be installed, but it was already installed.

Next, I downloaded the Extension Pack directly from Oracle’s website. When I opened it, it opens with Virtualbox and offers to install it. I had to agree to the agreement and put in my root password.

Finally, I checked the File > Preferences, Network Setup and made sure that the NatNetwork and HostOnly networks existed.

Vmware View

I have a need for connecting to a virtual machine for work purposes. On Ubuntu 14.04, it was in the repositories. After enabling the Partner repository, this worked:

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install vmware-view-client

In Ubuntu 15.04, that didn’t work. I had to go the manual route, and download the file from the VMWare website.

VMWare View Download Page

I had to install a bunch of dependencies first. Here’s how I got it installed:

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
sudo apt-get install libxss1:i386
sudo apt-get install libxml2:i386
sudo apt-get install freerdp-x11 libxml2:i386 libssl1.0.0:i386 libXtst6:i386 libudev1:i386 libpcsclite1:i386 libtheora0:i386 libv4l-0:i386 libpulse0:i386 libatk1.0-0:i386 libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0:i386 libgtk2.0-0:i386 libxss1:i386 libuuid1:i386 libudev1:i386 libspeex1:i386 gtk2-engines-murrine:i386
sudo ln -s /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libudev.so.1.6.2 /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libudev.so.0
sudo ln -s /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libssl.so.1.0.0 /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libssl.so.1.0.1
sudo ln -s /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libcrypto.so.1.0.0 /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libcrypto.so.1.0.1
sudo apt-get install –reinstall gtk2-engines-murrine:i386
chmod +x Downloads/VMware-Horizon-Client-3.4.0-2769709.x86.bundle


Ask Ubuntu: How to install VMware View Client?
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