1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 26, 2020 5:58 AM by RDPetruska

    How Do I run vmware workstation player as a non-root user in Debian 10 buster?

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      As the title says it all; When I run vmplayer at the commandline the gui shows up asking whether I want to enter a serial number or use it for free--I select free and then the terminal says:

       

      Authentication is needed to run `/usr/lib/vmware/bin/vmware-setup-helper' as the super user

      Authenticating as: root

      Password:

       

       

      So I enter my root passwd and get this error:

       

      polkit-agent-helper-1: error response to PolicyKit daemon: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.PolicyKit1.Error.Failed: No session for cookie

      ==== AUTHENTICATION FAILED ===

      Error executing command as another user: Not authorized

       

      This incident has been reported.

       

       

       

      pls advise appreciate your input