Install VMPlayer on Ubuntu

VMPlayer is not available in Ubuntu Software Center. Hence to install VMPlayer on Ubuntu you need to manually download and install it from vmware

  1. To download VMware Player, go to and click on Download
  2. On the next page, log in with your existing VMware account or create a new one

  3. On the download page, select the right VMware Player for your architecture (32-bit or 64-bit) and click on the Download button

  4. 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`
  5. Go to Download directory in Terminal /home//Downloads
  6. Check Attributes of VMPlayer:   ll VM*
  7. If not executable make the file executable using: chmod 777 VM*
  8. Execute the setup using: sudo ./VM*
  9. This will launch VMPlayer setup. Follow the instructions to install VMPlayer
  10. Once the player is installed you might have to restart host PC and enable VT (vitualization) in BIOS and disable ‘trusted execution’

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