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How to Install VMware Tools For VMware Player 5.0.2 on Ubuntu host


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#1 Mr Gibberish

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 11:58 PM

I don't need help, I just wanted to post my solution. 
 
I recently setup the latest version of Vmware player on Ubuntu 13.04 and found myself unable to download the tools for it. error try again later or something along those lines. I searched about online for answers but google only presented 1 relevant topic and it didn't have a solution. Anyways I've discovered how to get around this, it's quite obvious really, I feel dumb for taking so long to figure it out. Lauch VMware player as root, then the tools will download successfully. Hopefully this will save someone a world of heart-ache.

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