Follow These 3 Steps to Install VMware Player In Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

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VMware Player 4.0.3 can’t be installed in install in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with Linux Kernel 3.2.x ,Now you can get it to work by following 3 steps to Install VMware Player In Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.

3 Steps to Install VMware Player In Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Step 1. Download and Install latest vmware player. you can download latest vmplayer player package installer via VMware officially website , you have to register before download.

If you’re using Google Chrome or Chromium to download vmware player package installer. rename the extension .txt to “.bundle”.

cp -v VMware-Player-4.0.3-703057.i386.txt VMware-Player-4.0.3-703057.i386.bundle

or you can download VMware Player 4.0.3 via download button in below without register

VMware Player

Step 2.  Install the required dependencies and Run vmware package installer with following command

sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-`uname -r`

For Ubuntu 32bit:

chmod +x VMware-Player-4.0.3-703057.i386.bundle
sudo ./VMware-Player-4.0.3-703057.i386.bundle

For Ubuntu 64bit:

chmod +x VMware-Player-4.0.3-703057.x86_64.bundle
sudo ./VMware-Player-4.0.3-703057.x86_64.bundle

vmware installation wizard

Follow the installation wizard that appears. Don’t try to run VMware player in Ubuntu 12.04 yet because it won’t work due to the following Virtual Network Device error: “Unable to start services. See log file /tmp/vmware-root/mdconfig-23331.log for details“.

Step 3. Patch VMware Player 4.0.3 to work with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

sudo apt-get install patch
tar -xvf vmware802fixlinux320.tar.gz
sudo ~/vmware802fixlinux320/

If you’ve had an earlier VMware version installed and used the patch for it, you’ll get an error like this:

/usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/.patched found. You have already patched your sources. Exiting

To fix it, simply remove the “.patched” file and try again:

sudo rm /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/.patched

Here’ s screenshot ubuntu 12.04 on VMware player

Ubuntu 12.04 - VMware Player

Uninstall Vmware Player

VMware-Player is not listed in Ubuntu Software Centre or Synaptic Package Manager, to uninstall Vmware player you can use following command:

gksudo vmware-installer -u vmware-player

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