red hat enterprise linux 5.x 64bit with vmware server 1.x does not work out of the box ! since when you try and install it you may get the following error(s):
and then when you try and enter your serial number you may get:
Please enter your 20-character serial number.
Type XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX or ‘Enter’ to cancel:
error while loading shared libraries:
cannot open shared object file:
No such file or directory
The serial number XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX is invalid.
this is because vmware server has been compiled against the 32bit X libraries which dont exist by default on a centos 64bit, oracle 64bit or red hat 64bit linux system so you’ll need to install them manually using:
# yum install libX libXtst libICE libSM