VMWare Workstation 8 on OpenSuse 11.4 64bit

First Download VMware Workstation 8 from VMWware.

Once downloaded open a terminal and switch to root (be careful)
su -

Change directory to the directory containing the installer

Now change permissions on the installer file so that it is executable
chmod 755 VMware-Workstation-Full-8.0.0-471780.x86_64.bundle

Now execute the installer

Once the installer finishes install gcc and Kernel-Desktop
zypper install gcc 
zypper install kernel-desktop 

Reboot your computer
Now open VMWare Workstation 8

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