Install Webex & VMplayer on Fedora


People who are running Fedora 17 64 bit OS often run into challenge of installing webex on their operating system …  this blog primarily tries to make the install and configuration process easier for them


I had initially upgraded from Fedora 16 to Fedora 17 … what happens during such an upgrade is it leaves many of Fedora 16 Kernel libraries in use and also co-existing it with many of Fedora 17 libraries … this can conflict during many installations such as Skype / VMPlayer / Webex etc … I personally would recommend to do a clean and complete installation of Fedora 17 after erasing the previous version of Fedora 16 … else you will be left with R&D on various libraries and challenge to keep or remove them.

lauch terminal as root

[root@james# setarch i686 yum install firefox
[root@james]# yum reinstall firefox
setarch i686 yum install java-openjdk java-openjdk-plugin
[root@james]# yum reinstall java-openjdk
[root@james]# setarch i686 yum install icedtea-web
[root@james]# yum reinstall icedtea-web
[root@james]# setarch i686 yum install libXmu
[root@james]# yum reinstall libXmu

You might get some error messages or warning .. please ignore

Update mozilla plugin

Download jdk-7-linux-i586.tar.gz from here

copy it to /opt directory as root and un-tar the file

Make symlinks for at mozilla’s plugin directory

[root@james]# cd /opt
[root@james]# tar -zxvf jdk-7-linux-i586.tar.gz
google jdk1.7.0 jdk-7-linux-i586.tar.gz
[root@james opt]# cd /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
[root@james plugins]# ln -s /opt/jdk1.7.0/jre/lib/i386/
[root@james plugins]# ls

webex test page


[Original Solution by : Ben Groeneveld  & Anonymous]

Install VMplayer on Fedora 18

To Uninstall current VM Player
[root@james james]# /usr/bin/vmware-installer -u vmware-player

[root@james james]# yum install gcc
[root@james james]# yum install kernel-devel

Download VMplayer from here
the downloaded file will be VMware-Player-5.0.1-894247.x86_64.bundle

root@james Softwares]# chmod 777 VMware-Player-5.0.1-894247.x86_64.bundle 
[root@james Softwares]# ls
[root@james Softwares]# ./VMware-Player-5.0.1-894247.x86_64.bundle
Extracting VMware Installer...done.
[root@james modules]# yum update
[root@james modules]# reboot
[root@james modules]# cp /usr/include/linux/version.h 
[root@james modules]# exit

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