unable to start gnome-system-monitor is VMware Workstation is installed. - libgiomm
This goes for current and previous VMware workstation, and current ubuntu 16.10 , as well as 16.04 - but not just any install - apparently new installs does not have this problem, only the ones that have been upgraded and running older vmware before.
Once workstation is installed, system-monitor won't start
gnome-system-monitor: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgiomm-2.4.so.1: undefined symbol: _ZN4Glib11VariantTypeD1Ev