I found myself unable to use the VMWare Workstation 12 trial on
Debian Stretch as well as on
Ubuntu 15.10. It installs just fine, but when I attempt to start it, it simply does nothing, no error or anything else.
I came across this thread: Ubuntu 15.10 Host - Can't Start VMWare WorkStation Player 12 on VMWare Community
so I tried to
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib/vmware/lib/libglibmm-2.4.so.1/:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH, which allowed me to start the GUI, but it states that a required
gcc version is not installed (which is) and won't let me proceed.
Has anyone else experienced this? How do I get VMWare Workstation 12 running on my system?