For all newbies like me (I'm Linux user only for a few weeks now), here is the answer on How to install VMWARE player 4.0.4 in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS based distros.
I use Mint13 MATE 64bit. Searching the web I came across a few links that helped and I simply combined so that installation for 4.0.4 version is in one place.
Links that helped:
http://www.xjonquilx.net/2012/06/how-to ... linux.html
http://debianhelp.wordpress.com/2012/06 ... ntu-12-04/
Here is how it goes:
1. download VMWARE Player 4.0.4 from here
2. download fixed version of "vmware802fixlinux320.tar.gz"
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B5dZaci ... dit?pli=1#
3. copy both files in your home directory
4. Special Note: if you’re using Google Chrome, the downloaded file will have “.txt” extension – rename the extension to “.bundle”.
5. Now let’s install the required dependencies and run the downloaded VMware .bundle file, copy and paste into Terminal:
sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-`uname -r`
5.a For Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32-bit systems:
sudo chmod +x VMware-Player-4.0.4-744019.i386.bundle
5.b For Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit systems:
sudo chmod +x VMware-Player-4.0.4-744019.x86_64.bundle
6. At this point, a window will pop-up and then click “Next”:
7. Now we need to actually patch the file before attempting to run VMware player in Ubuntu 12.04 because it won’t work due to the following Virtual Network Device error:
8. How-to patch VMware Player, copy and paste in Terminal:
sudo apt-get install patch
wget http://webupd8.googlecode.com/files/vmw ... 320.tar.gz
sudo tar -xvf vmware802fixlinux320.tar.gz
8.a Now we need to copy fles from folder "vmware802fixlinux320" to home folder, where "vmware802fixlinux320.tar.gz" and "VMware-Player-4.0.4-744019.x86_64.bundle" or "VMware-Player-4.0.4-744019.i386.bundle" are.
Run VMware Player
These instructions helped me successfully install VMWARE player, and I hope that someone find it useful.
Sorry for my English