man I struggled a fricking bunch on this one. Found a good howto though.
It seemed like I had no problems installing vmware-server version 1.0.2. Here is how i installed it:
sudo apt-get install build-essential xinetd vmware-server-kernel-modules
Download vmware server from: http://www.vmware.com/download/server/
tar -zxvf VMware-server-1.0.2-39867.tar.gz
Went through the whole process installing vmware-server and got the errors which many are getting here.
Then I downloaded vmware-any-any-update109.tar.gz from: http://platan.vc.cvut.cz/ftp/pub/vmware/
tar -zxvf vmware-any-any-update109.tar.gz
This will re-start the install process again with the correct settings
After done then type vmware in the terminal or run application
Hit – Alt+F2
then type – vmare