What is the root cause of this problem like which packages need to be installed and which packages not to be installed, which services need to be started and which services must not be started. Are there any conflicting packages that are preventing VMware workstation or vmplayer to run etc.
It is actually unsupported config. opensuse is not supported as a host on Workstation 9 or player 4,5
However, you can try the following. It might work.
1. Stop the dbus servive.
2. Start vmware
3. Strat dbus service
If this doesn't work, try below. Not sure which command is used by openSuse
If this works, activate/enable the hal daemon from Yast (http://opensuse-guide.org/yast.php)
Sir I have followed your instructions in which first step resulted in system crash displaying the message gdm can't connect to system bus. Second step resulted same error stated previously. Some linux forums are saying that we must run vmware-config.pl script after installation of workstation but I can't find the above file in /usr/bin directory and also I mean I have not ran the above script previously.
vmware-config.pl cannot be used since Workstation 6.5. It does not exit anymore in recent versions.
For Workstation 7.x and later you need to use the command below to reconfigure the software. Run the command from root
vmware-modconfig --console --install-all
--consoleswitch tells Workstation not to launch the GUI, and the
--install-allswitch rebuilds and reinstalls all modules.
Also, I would recommend you to try a supported Host OS on the physical machine. Even if you succeed to make it to work on openSuse 12, you will still see abonormal behavior during using Workstation. That might included intermittent crashes, features not working, etc.
You can verify the compatibility from the VMware Compatibility guide