VMware server wasn't working. So I tried reconfiguring from scratch but go this:
emerge vmware-server --config
* Running /opt/vmware/server/bin/vmware-config.pl
Making sure services for VMware Server are stopped.
* WARNING: vmware is already stopped
Unable to stop services for VMware Server
Well yes, it's already stopped so why error when you're trying to stop it..duh...
Simple solution after some digging through the vmware-config.pl script..
and I could configure it up again and we were away.