I've installed the latest version of Ubuntu (32bit) on the latest version of VMware player. unfortunately the VMware tools didn't install successfully.
Now, when my machine powers up, I'm getting to the login prompt (console, no desktop). I tried installing VMware tools manually but didn't succeed.
Anyway, I tried getting into the Ubuntu desktop, I entered
startx and it came right up but there are no icons and no menus. Only the wallpaper with a cursor and when I start typing, I have a small input field on the bottom right area of the screen.
How can I make the icons and menu appear? Is that have anything to do with VMware tools? How can I make the desktop the default login?