I installed Ubuntu 11.04 inside VMware Player 3.1.4 inside Ubuntu 10.10
When first booting on the ISO image I was asked if I wanted to download the VMware Tools for Linux and I accepted. It downloaded for a few minutes, and then it has been "updating" for an hour already. Even shutting down the VM does not stop it.
If I try to exit VMware, I am told "Cannot exit while still downloading. Cancel all downloads and try again." but the dialog's Cancel button is greyed out.
Nothing special in vmware.log
I ended up killink VMware.
A few days after I restarted it, it asked about the VMware Tools again, I accepted again, and same problem...