In this article I will show you how to install VMware Player on OpenSUSE 12.3. In will not guide you through the Next -> Next -> Finish steps, from the GUI installation.
There are some tricks you have to do for a successful installation:
On OpenSUSE 12.3, the header files are located in the wrong place and the VMware cannot find them. But this should fix the problems.
1. Install the packages required by VMware Player:
$ sudo zypper install kernel-desktop-3.7.10-1.1.1.x86_64
$ sudo zypper install kernel-desktop-devel-3.7.10-1.1.1.x86_64
2. Do this trick:
$ sudo mkdir -p /lib/modules/3.7.10-1.1-desktop/build/include/linux
$ sudo cp /usr/src/linux-3.7.10-1.1-obj/x86_64/desktop/include/generated/uapi/linux/version.h /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/build/include/linux
3. Download VMware Player from the official site:
4. Add execution permissions:
$ cd ~/Downloads
$ chmod +x VMware-Player-*.bundle
5. Execute VMWare-Player and continue the installation from the Graphical User Interface:
$ $ sudo ./VMware-Player-*.bundle
$ sudo vmware-modconfig –install-all