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This is guide, howto install VMware Workstation Pro (for personal use or with license key) on Fedora 40/39.

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1. Install VMware Workstation Pro on Fedora 40/39

1.1 Download VMware Workstation Pro

You need broadcom account then goto VMWare Workstation Pro Download Page and download latest version, currently 17.5.2.

1.2 Check sha256sum

sha256sum ~/Downloads/VMware-Workstation-Full-17.5.2-23775571.x86_64.bundle

1.3 Make VMware-Workstation-Full-17.5.2-23775571.x86_64.bundle executable

chmod +x ~/Downloads/VMware-Workstation-Full-17.5.2-23775571.x86_64.bundle

1.4 Change root user

su -
## OR ##
sudo -i

1.5 Make sure that you system is up-to-date

1.5.1 Fully update your system

## Fedora 40/39 ##
dnf update

1.5.2 After kernel update reboot your system:


1.6 Install needed dependencies

## Fedora 40/39 ##
dnf install kernel-devel kernel-headers gcc make patch wget

1.7 Run VMware Installer


1.8 Patch asm/timex.h


wget https://www.if-not-true-then-false.com/files/vmware-timex-h.patch

patch /usr/src/kernels/$(uname -r)/arch/x86/include/asm/timex.h vmware-timex-h.patch

1.9 Build VMware Modules

/usr/bin/vmware-modconfig --console --install-all

2. Run VMware

2.1 Start VMware

From menu: Start VMware from menu


From command line:


2.2 Accept VMware General Terms

Accept VMware General Terms

2.3 Accept VMware License

Accept VMware license

2.4 Check VMware Updates on startup

Check VMware Updates on startup

2.5 VMware’s Customer Experience Improvement Program (“CEIP”)

VMware&rsquo;s Customer Experience Improvement Program (&ldquo;CEIP&rdquo;)

2.6 VMware for personal use or license key

VMware for personal use or license key

2.7 Authenticate


2.7 VMware Workstation Pro 17.5.2 running on Fedora 40

VMware Workstation Pro 17.5.2 running on Fedora 40

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