- What is the Hosts Intel processor ?
- What is it that you "can't seem to use" ?
- When you refer to "in a Linux operating system" I assume you mean Linux within a VM ?
- What is the Linux distro ?
You might like to review the following:
Does VMware Workstation Pro 15 support Intel Processor Tracing (Intel PT)? [20th Oct 2018]
How does one enable Intel Processor Tracing (IPT) in a virtualized environment? [11th Feb 2020]