I have noticed that many people seem to be having issues with vmware
products. I believe that some of the issues may be related to some
symbols being removed from the mainline kernel causing modules from
vmware-modules to not load into the kernel. To fix it you need to enable
UNUSED_SYMBOLS here 'kernel hacking -> Enable unused/obsolete exported
symbols'. Hopefully this helps if anyone wants to use 2.6.25.* kernels.