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So im trying to download vmware player on my Ubuntu 12.04 laptop and i am using another website to help with the download (http://www.webupd8.org/2012/06/how-to-install-vmware-player-in-ubuntu.html) and I get stuck at entering the chmod command in the terminal, it says:

hpnerd@hpnerd-CF-52AJCHDBM:~$ chmod +x VMware-Player-4.0.3-703057.i386.bundle
chmod: cannot access `VMware-Player-4.0.3-703057.i386.bundle': No such file or directory

and I also downloaded a Storage device manager that was an answer to another question that was related to vmware but so far its not working. Please help or if you have a better way of installing VmWare player. Thanks!

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Why don't you get the current player version from vmware, 4.03 is pretty old. If the file is in your current directory, the chmnod should work (if the name is correct). –  ubfan1 Oct 12 '13 at 21:34
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To install VMware Player 6, you need first to do some prerequisites. Just press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the command(s) below:

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

Then go ahead and download VMware Player 6, the file will download to your Downloads folder. Once the download is done, navigate to the Downloads folder, and:

cd Downloads
chmod +x VMware-Player*
sudo ./VMware-Player-6.0.0*

During the installation when asked for a license number, skip that unless you got a key for player plus which is a paid product.VMware

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