I need help installing VMWare player on my Ubuntu 12.10 system because I am having problems installing VirtualBox
Download the player from the VMware website: https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/free#desktop_end_user_computing/vmware_player/6_0
The download will come through as a '.txt. file. Once you have the file, open the command prompt and go to the location that you downloaded the file to:
For example if you put it in your 'Downloads' directory you could issue:
Then you will want to execute the script to do the install. You can do that with by issuing the following commands:
chmod +x <name_of_file> ./<name_of_file>
<name_of_file> is the name of the VMware player txt file you downloaded.
This should start the installation wizard to install the program.