One vaguely annoying thing about Vmware Server is that there is a keystroke bug. Frequently in console sessions, keystrokes will repeat for no apparent reason. This is very annoying if you are say half-way through Perl's Configure, for instance, and you really, really did want to not take the default answer for something.
So, it was only 'vaguely annoying', until I installed LFS and found that the repeating keystroke problem was preventing me even logging on as root at the console.
Until I found this trick. Edit the
Power on the vm and you'll now be able to connect using vncviewer by specifying localhost. It doesn't suffer from the keystroke problem. Nifty.