Install VMware Player 5.0 in Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin)
VMware Player 5.0 has been released and this brief tutorial is going to show you how to install it in Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin).
This release brought many changes, including a fix to this annoying error that was found in earlier versions. "Unable to start services. See log file /tmp/vmware-root/mdconfig-23331.log for details"
If you have been following our tutorials installing VMware Player, you’ll notice that we used a work-around to resolve the bug above. Now you won’t have to apply that patch. Just download VMware Player 5.0 package and install.
- Install VMware Player 5.0 in Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin)
To get started, press Ctrl – Alt – T on your keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, run the commands below to install these packages.
sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-`uname -r`
After downloading the package, change to your download folder (cd ~/Downloads) and run this command to make the file executable.
chmod +x VMware-Player-5.0.0-812388.i386.bundle
Finally, run the commands below to install VMware Player.
Follow the wizard until you finish installing. After installing, go to Dash and search for VMware Player.