How To Install VMware Player On Ubuntu 11.04

To download VMware Player, capsule go to and click on Download:

On the next page, nurse log in with your existing VMware account or create a new one:

Follow the on-screen instructions. At the end, you should receive an email with a link to your download page. On the download page, select the right VMware Player for your architecture (32-bit or 64-bit) and click on the Download button:

Select Save File in the Firefox download dialogue:


Then open a terminal and run the following command to install some packages needed by the VMware Player installer:

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

We can start the VMware Player installation as follows:

gksudo bash ./VMware-Player-3.1.4-385536.x86_64.bundle


This will start the graphical VMware Player installation wizard. Just click your way through it:

Click on Install to start the installation:

VMware Player is now being installed:

Click on the Close button afterwards to leave the installation wizard:




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