How to install VMWare player on Fedora 17

If you are trying to install [easyazon-link asin=”1937061981″ locale=”us”] VMware [/easyazon-link] player on your [easyazon-link asin=”0596526822″ locale=”us”] Fedora Linux 17 [/easyazon-link] machine you may run in few problems and here is how to fix it. Once you have downloaded the [easyazon-link asin=”0470890800″ locale=”us”] VMware [/easyazon-link] player and change proper permissions on file you can simply install it. It will install without errors warning but once you click the icon and try to run the VMware player you will get error message about Kernel-Headers on [easyazon-link asin=”0132757273″ locale=”us”] Fedora 17 [/easyazon-link].

chmod a+x VMware-Player-5.0.0-812388.x86_64*

After install  try to run the VMware player, you will get this error message:

Kernel headers for version 3.3.4-5.fc17.x86_x64 were not found ..

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Here are the steps, command line you need to run in order to get the Kernel Headers installed on Fedora 17

yum install -y kernel-devel kernel-PAE-devel
yum groupinstall "Development Tools"

Once you have  installed the Kernel Headers, got to Application and click [easyazon-link asin=”1449314473″ locale=”us”] VMware [/easyazon-link] Player icon, all the updates will take place and you should have now be able to run the VMWare player on Fedora 17 without trouble 🙂

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