I forget this and have to relearn it every time I update VMWare on my machine (yes, it breaks with every update from VMWare). For the nitty gritty details I am running VMWare Server on SLED10 SP1, though this also affects VMWare Workstation. I am not sure if it broke with the update to SP1, or if it broke in one of the VMWare updates as I did them both at the same time back in one of the SLED 10 internal betas but at some point the browse button in VMWare started causing VMWare to hang. After much searching on the web I discovered the fix – though I could have saved myself a bunch of time by searching our own Knowledgebase first, as someone had already created a TID.
The fix, for which I can claim no credit, is to su to root and:
- cd /usr/lib/vmware/lib/libpng12.so.0
- mv libpng12.so.0 libpng12.so.0.old
- ln -sf /usr/lib/libpng12.so.0
- cd ../libgcc_s.so.1
- mv libgcc_s.so.1 libgcc_s.so.1.old
- ln -sf /lib/libgcc_s.so.1
And that should be it.