Assuming you have the permission for the download, you can find VMware Workstation 6.0.2 at _downloads/vmware_workstation/6_0 (click "View history"). Unless I'm mistaken, you should be able to install it without entering a license key. This way it will run in evaluation mode.
If you are using old firmware (6.0.2) with a new VM license, verify VM license can be validated and the certificates Fortinet_Factory and Fortinet_Factory_Backup CN are kept as CN = FortiGate and not changed to the serial number.
Correction: problem still exists for me on kernel 2.6.24-11 :( But I am still not sure when it happened exactly, as I am using Vmware server (remotely through vmware-server-console) and vmware workstation locally...
Problem could be, I have a 105 key USB keyboard on my workstation but vmware has a 102/3 key virtual keyboard attached to the virtual machines (I have 1 Redhat and 1 Windows 2003 server running as virtual machines)
Same issue here with karmic - troubleshooting the issue more - don't remember having this problem before. Using vmware workstation 7 - and I recalled that I used to have some settings in the /etc/vmware/config file for keyboard mapping for some arrow key fix for workstation 6.. I decided to re-input those mappings into my /etc/vmware/config file to see if it helps resolve this issue.. I'll post back my findings.. This is what I put at the end of my /etc/vmware/config file - incase anyone else would like to test their findings as well. 2b1af7f3a8