I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 in VMware Player 4.0.3. I have also installed all updates. But when I login to Unity it is not working. I can see desktop but Dash and Icons are disorted.
I have read that vmwgfx should work on 12.04. I have Acer Extensa 5220 notebook with intel X3100 graphics card.
Some time ago I have played with Mesa/VMWGFX (compliled from git) and I was able to make 3D work in VMWare.
I suppose a fresh install of Ubuntu will work. As vmwgfx was moved from staging and Mesa is new enough.
Any suggestion what can be wrong?