A bit off-topic, but just a reminder that VMware Server 1.x is basically a 32 bit installer. To take care of compatibility issues make sure to install ia32-libs:
aptitude install ia32-libs
If you cannot connect to your console with the error message: Cannot connect to host x.x.x.x: No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it, try to install inetutils-inetd:
aptitude install inetutils-inetd
Why? Because VMware-mui actually works and hooks with the package inetd which is not installed with 64 bit Debian by default.