Install VMware Workstation 12 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

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Have you been introduced to VMware Virtualization yet? This may add to your knowledge… Introduction to the VMware Virtualization Platform.

Okay, here the admin wants to share about the installation of VMware Workstation on GNU/Linux Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. The goal is to help friends who use the Linux Operating System and want to use VMware Workstation on Linux.

“Isn’t it difficult to install, sir?”

“It’s easy, just follow this article, God willing, your VMware Workstation is successfully installed.”

So far, I’ve been using VMware Workstation on Linux, it’s pretty stable, there’s no problem with Virtualization. I often use it for OS installation simulators, sharing knowledge with friends, personal experiments, etc. I chose the VMware platform not because VMware is the most popular in the virtualization world, but because it has been comfortable with this platform. For friends who want to explore VMware knowledge, I recommend studying at one of the VMware Expert Indonesia Blogs, yes… “His name is Nathan Gusti Ryan (Owner XP Solution Surabaya)” this blog is thinkxfree.wordpress.com, not only articles about VMware, the other articles are also good, you will be hypnotized by the “words” treatments on the blog.

Sorry for the long preamble… Hehe

Back again to the topic that I will share, namely the installation of VMware Workstation 12 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:

1. Please first download the latest VMware Workstation 12 application here.
2. After downloading, please add access rights.

$ sudo chmod +x VMware-Workstation-Full-12.1.0-3272444.x86_64.bundle

3. After that execute the file to proceed to the installation.

$ sudo ./VMware-Workstation-Full-12.1.0-3272444.x86_64.bundle

4. Here I get an error, but it’s not really a problem that is important to be able to troubleshoot the problem.

(vmware-installer.py:19962): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: “murrine”,
Gtk-Message: Failed to load module “canberra-gtk-module”: libcanberra-gtk-module.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Do not continue the installation, Ctrl + C to cancel. Read: There are two errors above, (1) “unable to locate theme engine in module_path: “murrine” and (2) “Failed to load module “canberra-gtk-module”. In this case all I can troubleshoot is number two, if the number one problem is just a problem not being able to load the theme in the “murrine” module_path but there is no problem with just themes. I’ve also been looking for the problem before and I’ve tried the solutions but to no avail. And this problem has nothing to do with performance, processes when running VMware Workstation, so don’t worry bro…

For troubleshooting, please execute this command:

sudo ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/gtk-2.0/modules/libcanberra-gtk-module.so /usr/lib/libcanberra-gtk-module.so

5. Once executed, please continue the installation to completion.

6. Hopefully useful … Sorry here I do not explain the installation steps. And it’s actually really easy… For VMware Workstation Serial Numbers, etc., please PM me…