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




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


Error executing command as another user: Not authorized


This incident has been reported.




pls advise appreciate your input

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