I have VMware player 5.0.2 build-1031769 on Kubuntu 12.04.2 LTS (3.2.0-49-generic) and Graphic card NVIDIA GeForce 310M driver installed.
When I run an application, which plays a sequence of images, on virtual disc with Windows xp as guest the images are not shown and I get a DiretX exception (see attached image DirectX exception). Everytime I run the VMware disc I get a message related to VMware tools -which I have already installed.
Note that on a windows host it works correctly, on Ubuntu/Kubuntu it doesn't.
Perhaps there are issues about NVIDIA Graphic drivers?!