Hi - sure there's an obvious answer to this; but six hours of trawling the Gentoo forums/wiki & Vmware forums haven't found it:
. . the hassle is simply that the: #vmware-config.pl perl script goes no further than allowing one to scroll to the end of the EULA. That's it. Have run it with [I think] all published options.
Sabayon 3.05 w/ 2.6.18 kernel, recompiled after installing vmware modules. Selected default options to load/unload modules. Have 2.6.17 headers [if that is relevant - 2.6.18 not yet available]; 22.214.171.124772 ebuild vmware-workstation; vmware-modules 126.96.36.199
. . have re-emerged all components several times, checked modules, & etc & etc.
Would much appreciate pointers to how I'm screwing this.