30th October 2007
After upgrading my servers to Gutsy, I discovered vmware server no longer worked. Bit of a bummer as I use it for all the processes that actually do anything! It seems that they have removed a bunch of libraries and services from Gutsy server that are not necessarily essential. So before installing vmware server from the tar file run:
sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-$(uname -r) xinetd libxpm4 libxt6 libxtst6 libxrender1
Then run the vmware install and config scripts.