how to install vmware work station in ubuntu 11.10

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http://askubuntu.com – First post here officially, I've been using Linux for about a year now, and I always find myself at the Ubuntu forums troubleshooting. Well, I've come across a problem that I can't find any good solutions to along the internet. So, here I am. I am running Ubuntu 11.10 Kernel version 3.0.0-12. First, I had been trying the free version of VMWare Workstation 8. Two things happen: a) (vmware-installer.py:1757): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "pixmap", (repeats itself 3 times) b) A dialog window pops up from VMWare Installer that says, "One or more of your (HowTos)