When your VMware Player crashes unexpectedly upon start (i.e. GUI opens up for 1-2 seconds and then disappears), fear not.Fix is very simple  ::

#cd /usr/lib/vmware/lib
#sudo mv libcurl.so.4 libcurl.so.4.old

That’s it !!! 🙂

That worked for me. If that does not work either…try this

#vmware-modconfig --console --install-all
#mv /usr/lib/vmware/resources/mozilla-root-certs.crt 

"certificate" crash is due to "curl" package which don't support ssl or c-ares
credits :: http://communities.vmware.com/message/1444574#1444574