lostsock
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Installing Client on Ubuntu 14.04

Has anyone had any success getting the view client installed on a Ubuntu 14.04 x64 host? It's not in the canonical repo (it is in 12.04 x32)

I can get the client installed by doing the following:

     dpkg --add-architecture i386

     apt-get update

     wget http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/pool/partner/v/vmware-view-client/vmware-view-client_2.2.0-0ubun... /opt

     wget http://mirrors.kernel.org/ubuntu/pool/universe/o/openssl098/libssl0.9.8_0.9.8o-7ubuntu3.1_i386.deb /opt

     (using gdebi [apt-get install gdebi]

     debi /opt//libssl0.9.8_0.9.8o-7ubuntu3.1_i386.deb

     gdebi /opt/vmware-view-client_2.2.0-0ubuntu0.14.04_i386.deb

I can successfully connect using the client, however when I launch a VM I just get a blank console that eventually closes on its own. Error Log below:

May 08 09:45:19.738: vmware-view.bin 22581| Spawn of vmware-view-usb failed: Failed to execute child process "vmware-view-usb" (No such file or directory)

May 08 09:45:19.738: vmware-view.bin 22581| ViewUsblib: mmfw_RegisterClient: error opening connection: error 2 (No such file or directory)

May 08 09:45:19.738: vmware-view.bin 22581| ViewUsblib: ViewUsb_InitLib: cannot connect to vmware-view-usbd: mmfw_ret=1

May 08 09:45:19.738: vmware-view.bin 22581| CdkViewUsb_Init: ViewUsb_InitLib returned ViewUsbStatus_UsbdCommsFailure

May 08 09:45:19.738: vmware-view.bin 22581| CdkViewUsb_Init: (is vmware-view-usbd running?)

May 08 09:45:19.990: vmware-view.bin 22581| PCoIP Client(23151): CreateMKSInterface: forcing mount, Remote MKS already present

May 08 09:45:19.991: vmware-view.bin 22581| PCoIP Client(23151): OnMountUnmount: (0, 0) 1024 X 791.

May 08 09:46:23.152: vmware-view.bin 22581| PCoIP Client(23151): Remote MKS network connection status changed: DISCONNECTED

May 08 09:46:23.152: vmware-view.bin 22581| PCoIP Client(23151): OnMountUnmount: remote MKS not present!

Any thoughts?

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SeanFitz413
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Looks like you are missing, or trying to point to, a USB folder that doesn't exist.

Failed to execute child process "vmware-view-usb" (No such file or directory)

May 08 09:45:19.738: vmware-view.bin 22581| ViewUsblib: mmfw_RegisterClient: error opening connection: error 2 (No such file or directory)

May 08 09:45:19.738: vmware-view.bin 22581| ViewUsblib: ViewUsb_InitLib: cannot connect to vmware-view-usbd: mmfw_ret=1

May 08 09:45:19.738: vmware-view.bin 22581| CdkViewUsb_Init: ViewUsb_InitLib returned ViewUsbStatus_UsbdCommsFailure

May 08 09:45:19.738: vmware-view.bin 22581| CdkViewUsb_Init: (is vmware-view-usbd running?)

I have it running on a 64-bit version of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, installed locally on a hard drive. No issues getting connected, starting up a VM, etc. Only problem I had was getting the USB pass thru to work for a keyboard/ mic combo. Had to make a modification to one of the config files, and good to go.

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lostsock
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Thanks for the info. We actually think the issue may be network related. We setup a new vlan and are trying to connect using that new vlan, but we think it might be hitting an ACL on our firewall (looking in to that now). The blank console we get eventually times out.

I'm kind of curious as to what steps you took to install the client on your 64-bit ubuntu host.

Thanks!

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SeanFitz413
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Also… http://blog.mbentley.net/2013/05/vmware-view-client-1-7-2-0-on-ubuntu-13-04-i386amd64/<https://urlde...;

Same steps apply for 32-bit and 64-bit.

I ran all of the updates, and made sure that my Ubuntu Software Center handled all of my apt downloads, so it works.

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Mnemonic
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Hi,

Try this: Horizon View 3.2.0 Client on Ubuntu 14.10 64 bit

I made it work on Ubuntu 14.10 like that.

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scum73
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Hi LostSock,

Did you end up sorting this out?

I have a similar issue that generally occurs after 4pm in the office.
I will be working on my VDI fine, disconnect to do something, try to reconnect and start getting the same error.
Come morning, everything will be working fine again.

I can still connect to the VDI session via my Samsung SyncMasterNC240, (zero-client) but my openSuSE box on the same VLAN continues to have issues.

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leonh@moe-openSuSE:/vol2> vmware-view

Using log file /tmp/vmware-leonh/vmware-horizon-client-10145.log

2015-06-12 14:08:27.283+08:00: vmware-view 10145| Spawn of vmware-view-usb failed: Failed to execute child process "vmware-view-usb" (No such file or directory)

2015-06-12 14:08:27.505+08:00: vmware-view 10145| rmksContainer(10205): Using LogFile VChan-Client.log

2015-06-12 14:08:27.505+08:00: vmware-view 10145| rmksContainer(10205): VMW_RDPVC_BRIDGE_LOG_ENABLED is not defined.                        Logs are disabled.

2015-06-12 14:08:27.602+08:00: vmware-view 10145| rmksContainer(10205): CreateMKSInterface: forcing mount, Remote MKS already present

2015-06-12 14:08:27.602+08:00: vmware-view 10145| rmksContainer(10205): OnMountUnmount: (0, 0) 1920 X 1200.

2015-06-12 14:08:59.465+08:00: vmware-view 10145| rmksContainer(10205): Remote MKS network connection status changed: DISCONNECTED

2015-06-12 14:08:59.465+08:00: vmware-view 10145| rmksContainer(10205): OnMountUnmount: remote MKS not present!

2015-06-12 14:09:03.923+08:00: vmware-view 10145| Source ID 3781 was not found when attempting to remove it

leonh@moe-openSuSE:/vol2>

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Cheers,

Leon

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