Got the same problem with Linux-Mint 7.0 (Gloria). Downloaded the VMware-Player from VmWare (Version 2.5), did a right-click with the mouse on that downloaded ".bundle" file and gave the permission to "Run as a program".
(Btw. - I also gave everybody the permission to read & write this ".bundle" file).
When I try to run that "vmware.bundle" file by executing a left double-click with the left mouse. ...nothing happens!
Oh, well - I nearly forgot: After the left double-click a window with four buttons will be opened. Standard stuff.... "Execute", "Execute in a terminal window", and so on...
The only relevant methods are those mentioned above ("Execute" & "Execute in a terminal window"). Doesn't matter what the choice is, nothing happens.
I recently changed my system from Linux-Mint 6.0 to the newest 7.0 release. In 6.0 there is absolutely no problem with installing VmWare-Player the way I described above. Takes two or three minutes and I'm done with the installation!
In 6.0 I also used VmWare-Player 2.5 so the only difference now is the operating system release.
Actually I'm thinking about going back to 6.0 because it simply workes without any problems, because I also experienced lots of other things in 7.0 which worked well on 6.0 but not in 7.0.
"Wine" is a good example to describe one of those errors:
In 6.0 I used "wine" to run "MS-Office 2003" (and later on "MS-Office 2007") and it worked without any problems. In 7.0 wine doesn't even works to just install one of those MS Programs. In both cases (2003 & 2007) the installation stops when the installation progress reaches about 60%.
I didn't change anything but the mint release - hardware and installed software is the same as before (same release, same language, same configuration).
Linux Mint 7.0 doesn't work as it should and makes my overall system quite unstable and crashes at least one time per day.
What happened to this distribution???
Thanks for any help in advance