Actually what the vsock is affecting is my bridge networking. Which makes sense now as I re-read the error message again and re-familiarize myself with vmware. I am now recalling external networking issues with version 1 and the any-any patch but I don't know if that will work with version 2.
Now that I have become familiar with the web interface it's ok. Not a fast performer though. Sometimes it takes quite a while to populate the page or read a directory from the datastore.
So with all of the modules but vsock I can load a virtual machine, power it up, but no bridged networking.
I also tried the symlink method in falko's tutorial and it did not compile vsock using that method either.
The only thing I have on this box is a basic debian lenny install, openssh server, and vmware.