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 http://goo.gl/kkfRJg -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 http://goo.gl/Uxia2s -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

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