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Old 03-02-2013, 08:54 AM   #1
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Problem with VMware Player installing on Ubuntu 12.10


I just now installed Ubuntu 12.10 on a Dell Studio laptop. I then tried to install VMware player on it. I went into the terminal and typed

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sudo apt-get install file:///home/nbiser/VMware-Player-5.0.1-894247.x86_64%20(1).bundle
When I do this it tells me that
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syntax error near unexpected toekn`('
I have tried editing out the parentheses, but it doesn't help. Occasionally it will get past that error, but instead it tells me that it couldn't locate the package file.

I have also tried doing this with a i386 bundle. but it still tells me that it couldn't find the package file.

I have done this install on other Ubuntu computers and it has never done this to me before. Any ideas?
 
Old 03-02-2013, 09:40 AM   #2
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Please do not use that command to install VMWare Player

Use the following commands:
sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-`uname -r`
chmod +x /home/nbiser/VMware-Player-5.0.1-894247.x86_64%20(1).bundle
sudo /home/nbiser/VMware-Player-5.0.1-894247.x86_64%20(1).bundle
 
Old 03-02-2013, 10:04 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by hamlindsza View Post
Please do not use that command to install VMWare Player

Use the following commands:
sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-`uname -r`
chmod +x /home/nbiser/VMware-Player-5.0.1-894247.x86_64%20(1).bundle
sudo /home/nbiser/VMware-Player-5.0.1-894247.x86_64%20(1).bundle
I tried these commands and I'm still geting

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syntax error near uexpected toekn `('
Even if I took out the parentheses it still does this.
 
Old 03-02-2013, 12:17 PM   #4
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OK, so I got it installed, it was as simple as making the file an executable through chmod. However, I am now finding that I don't have theKerenel Headers 3.5.0-17-generic installed, so I'm trying to install them.......so far, no success.
 
Old 03-02-2013, 05:55 PM   #5
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Solved the problem! Thanks for the help, it got me on the right track.
 
  


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