Install Manual stroller
If you want to be able to copy- paste between the real OS ( host) and the virtual OS ( guest) and share files between them, you should also install VMware Tools on Linux. I hope it helped you to install VMware Workstation Player in Ubuntu and Linux Mint.
I will show you how to configure VMware Player with an OS in another post soon. The release notes for the latest version of VMWare player only mention 9.
A quick search shows a number of people reporting problems with Player v3.