I upgraded to Ubuntu 15.10 and now if I want to open VMware Player it doesn't do anything. I also uninstalled and installed it again, still nothing.
What can I do?
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The solution below applies to versions of VMWare prior to 12.1.0. The 12.1.0 version of VMWare does not require this fix.
VMWare and VMPlayer are in fact looking for a specific library string. You can execute VMWare/VMPlayer from the terminal by executing
I made this a permanent change on my system by executing instead
sudo nano /usr/bin/vmware and adding the line
after the line
Press ctrl+o to save and ctrl+x to exit: VMWare will now work.
To perform the same function for VMPlayer, execute the same changes to