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For some reason, Ubuntu 12.10 32-bit in VMWare Fusion 3.1.1 is showing multiple small screens. I am not aware if Ubuntu 12.10 is or isn't supported with this version of VMWare, but if anyone could help that would be great.

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VMware Fusion 3.1.x is quiet old. The release notes says it only supports up to Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. I don't think 12.10 is well supported anyway, especially when you run Unity.

Try to ssh to your guest and install VMware tools in it. Also try to install a different DM/WM like xfce4, lxde, fluxbox/openbox or awesome and see if that works better.

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