How to install VMWare player on Fedora 17

If you are trying to install VMware player on your Fedora Linux 17 machine you may run in few problems and here is how to fix it. Once you have downloaded the VMware 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 Fedora 17.

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 VMware 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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