When trying to use my VMware server to run an asterisk on it, I had the problem that as soon as I click on the browse button the VMware just hang on.
I got also this error on the terminal,
(vmware:5077): libgnomevfs-WARNING **: Cannot load module
/usr/lib/gnome-vfs-2.0/modules/libfile.so' (/usr/lib/vmware/lib/libgcc_s.so.1/libgcc_s.so.1: version GCC_4.2.0’ not found (required by /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6))
What I found in a forum here is that you can run vmware using this command.
VMWARE_USE_SHIPPED_GTK=yes LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libglib-2.0.so.0 vmware
Hope this may help somebody, it worked for me.