Install VMware Horizon on Pop!_OS 22.04

Earlier today I found myself running into a problem while trying to install the VMware Horizon Client on Pop!_OS 22.04.

I didn't take a screenshot so I can't post it here, but after running the bundle I would get a window with a totally unhelpful error message that just said "Installation was unsuccessful".

Here's what I had to do to install the Horizon Client on Pop!_OS 22.04 though I would assume these steps are the same for Ubuntu 22.04.

Download the "bundle"

Start by downloading the VMware Horizon Client for 64-bit Linux from the VMware website.

This "bundle" file is really just a shell script so you just need to make it executable.

cd ~/Downloads
chmod +x VMware-Horizon-Client-2203-8.5.0-19586897.x64.bundle 

Note: your bundle version may be different by the time you read this.

Install python2

For some reason the VMware Horizon Client needs python version 2, even though it's been EOL for over 2 years now.

Easy enough to install though.

sudo apt install python2

Run the bundle

From your terminal run the Horizon client bundle.

sudo ./VMware-Horizon-Client-2203-8.5.0-19586897.x64.bundle

This script will prompt you with a series of questions. I answered "yes" to all of them, but you do whatever you think is best.

Open the Client

Just some guy on the internet.

At this point you should be able to search for and run the horzon client from the app launcher.


If you have enabled Wayland you will need to disable it and use X11 instead as the Horizon Client doesn't support Wayland at this point in time.

I assume the steps to do this on Fedora would be pretty similar, but you should keep in mind that Wayland is the default on Fedora so you may need to make additional changes to get it working.

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