I installed the tgz package in /usr/local.

To remove the package run

$ /usr/local/bin/vmware-uninstall.pl

run vmware-config.pl to configure vmware.

Configure network manually. Just use bridged network. Don't use dhcp, samba and nat from vmware.

You need to install vmware-tools. On Linux mount cdrom and use vmware-tools.tgz. This will install a xfree-server. You need to edit /etc/X11/XF86Config.vm afterwards. Use german keyboard and only screen-size 800x600.

Start vmware-toolbox to get smoother mouse usage.