I'm testing VMware Workstation 6.5.3 with the latest openSUSE 11.2 snapshot, M7 on the 64-bit distribution.
The installer hangs while installing VMware Player (making the modules), but I was able to work around the problem with this method: http://communities.vmware.com/thread/228949
After getting VMware Workstation installed, launching it produces the following error:
/usr/lib/vmware/bin/vmware: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib64/libbonobo-2.so.0: undefined symbol: g_dgettext
After digging around, I found that installing glibmm2 solves this problem, but I cannot get either the mouse or keyboard to "grab" or connect to the guest system.
I found an option in this thread ( http://communities.vmware.com/thread/228499 ) to work around problems with GTK:
However, when I use this option, I'm back to the "undefined symbol" error, and VMware Workstation no longer launches.
System details and logs information below and attached.
openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 7 (x86_64)
VERSION = 11.2
Kernel: Linux jet 2.6.31-rc9-7-desktop #1 SMP PREEMPT 2009-09-08 18:49:15 +0200 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
A work-around for the problem has been found.
1. Install the Gnome pattern (software group) in YaST.
2. Append the line "export VMWARE_USE_SHIPPED_GTK=force" to the /etc/vmware/bootstrap file.
3. Use VMware Workstation or Player as usual. (You'll notice a difference in the GTK theme.)
Hopefully, VMware will get the software working with the latest GTK libraries in the next release!
Have a lot of fun! :smileycool: