I don't know when the 15.04 was released but I installed VMware Workstation 11.1.0 and I can't install VMware tools for the Ubuntu guest since VM > Install VMware tools option is disabled. Anybody has an idea ?
No one is saying this, but I think it needs to be mentioned.
In recent releases of Ubuntu (definitely in 16.04 LTS!!!), you should no longer install the VMware tools from the "Install VMware Tools menu". Instead:
sudo apt-get install open-vm-tools-desktop
-desktop part is important! If you simply install
open-vm-tools it will not work as expected!
I had the same problem and found a solution: Change the setting in the VM of the floppy from virtual one to physical and it will work.
(However after I installed VMware Tools, unity mode still not working, I just dont understand why they make working with Linux so difficult, I installed the tools on windows in one click and in less than a minute.)