After upgrading from ubuntu dapper to edgy everything seemed to be working fine, except for the vmware server console. This displayed the usual error message vmware-server-console/lib/libpng12.so.0/libpng12.so.0: no version information available (required by /usr/lib/libcairo.so.2)
After this error the program used to start just fine, but after the upgrade it didn’t do anything besides taking 99% of cpu time. Lots of pages mention troubles running Edgy inside a Vmware virtual machine, but not too many report this error.
http://www.debian-administration.org/users/emeitner/weblog/6
mentions a solution to this problem on a beta version of Edgy, and luckily it also works on the final version. So starting the console with LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libdbus-1.so.3:$LD_PRELOAD vmware-server-console works just fine (and as mentioned in the thread on the vmware forums, removing the libpng12.so.0 from the vmware-server-console/lib directory got rid of the innocent error message about the version information also). If this is the only thing that broke with the upgrade, I’m a happy user.