Hi rick, I'm sorry no-one who can help you with this has been along yet - I wish that I could myself.
I don't know whether or not you have run VMware before on PCLinuxOS, or are running any flavour of VMware currently. Just in case you are not, perhaps you should be warned that several of us long-time VMware Server users are having problems getting it to work properly on fully updated PCLinuxOS systems at present. As I understand it, this is because the current version of GCC has moved ahead of that which was used to create the current kernels in the main repo, which leads to problems building the kernel module that VMware requires. There are a few recent threads on this board that mention this issue.
Please excuse me if this comment does not help - perhaps VMware Workstation users will be able to advise on your specific problem, or on the likely outcomes if you are able to get beyond this and move to the next stage of installation. I only mention it to warn you that you might be in for a bit of a struggle getting VMware fully functional at present, and that VirtualBox might be a better option if you do not use it already!