Install VMware Player 6.0.1 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint

VMware Player has been updated to version 6.0.1 recently which resolves some known issues. To check what has been fixed in this latest update, go here.

In this tutorial, we will see how to install VMware Player 6.0.1 in the following distros:

  • Ubuntu 13.10/13.04/12.10 or older
  • Linux Mint 16/15/14 or older
 VMware Player 6.0.1 Installation
to install VMware Player 6.0.1 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint, run firstly this command:
sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-`uname -r`
Under a 32-bit system, you can install VMware Player with the following commands:

mkdir ~/VMware && cd ~/VMware
wget -c -O VMware-Player-i386.bundle.tar
tar -xvf VMware-Player-i386.bundle.tar
chmod +x VMware-Player-6.0.1-1379776.i386.bundle  
sudo sh VMware-Player-6.0.1-1379776.i386.bundle
 For 64-bit systems, enter these commands:

mkdir ~/VMware && cd ~/VMware
wget -c -O VMware-Player-x86_64.bundle.tar
tar -xvf VMware-Player-x86_64.bundle.tar
chmod +x VMware-Player-6.0.1-1379776.x86_64.bundle
sudo sh VMware-Player-6.0.1-1379776.x86_64.bundle