Uninstall any previous versions of VMWare Workstation:

# rpm -e VMware-Workstation-6.5.1-126130

Of course, use version of VMWare installed on your system. It also works only if VMWare is installed from RPM. You can find out it by this command:

# rpm -qa | grep VMware
VMware-Workstation-6.5.1-126130

Download VMware workstation RPMs from http://www.vmware.com/download/desktop_virtualization.html




Install the downloaded RPM:

# rpm -ivh VMware-Workstation-6.5.2-156735.i386.rpm
Preparing...                ########################################### [100%]
   1:VMware-Workstation     ########################################### [100%]
Extracting VMware Installer...done.
You must accept the EULA to continue.  Press enter to proceed.
VMware(R) Software Developer Kit (SDK) Agreement
...
Do you agree? [yes/no]: yes
Installing VMware Installer 1.0
Copying files...
Configuring...
Installing VMware Player 2.5.2
Copying files...
Configuring...
Installing VMware VIX API 1.6.3
Copying files...
Configuring...
Installing VMware Player 2.5.2
Copying files...
Configuring...
Installing VMware Player 2.5.2
Copying files...
Configuring...
Installing VMware Workstation 6.5.2
Copying files...
Configuring...
Installation was successful

And that’s it, you are done. Execute from user account the following:

$ vmware &

Installing VMWare Workstation in Linux from RPM

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