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
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
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 wget https://ubuntuportal.googlecode.com/files/vmware802fixlinux320.tar.gz tar -xvf vmware802fixlinux320.tar.gz sudo ~/vmware802fixlinux320/patch-modules_3.2.0.sh
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
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