I upgraded from 15.5.1-15018445 to 15.5.6-16341506 on Windows 7 and since then I'm seeing weird graphics corruption in my Ubuntu 16 guest VM. I have a snapshot that I resume and if I leave it on in the background eventually I will switch back to it and graphics nonsense will show. The bad graphics data seem to be from the guest. In the screenshot below you can see distorted text but I've also seen icons. If I switch windows in the guest and then go back to the problem window then the graphics will go back to normal. The snapshot is from July 26.
This is still a big issue for me. I am using Workstation 15 on a Windows 7 host and I cannot upgrade to Workstation 16. Does anyone from the VMware team plan to address this issue in Workstation 15 before it goes EOL and updates cease?
The hardware compatibility says Workstation 12.x. I am using the open-vm-tools package that comes with Ubuntu.
open-vm-tools: Installed: 2:10.2.0-3~ubuntu0.16.04.1 Candidate: 2:10.2.0-3~ubuntu0.16.04.1 Version table: *** 2:10.2.0-3~ubuntu0.16.04.1 500 500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/main amd64 Packages 100 /var/lib/dpkg/status 2:10.0.7-3227872-2ubuntu1 500 500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 Packages
I am pretty sure this is a problem with the VMware software on the host. I have a number of saved snapshots that did not have this problem with any of the earlier 15.x builds. My guess is they changed something in the way the graphics communicates with the guest.
I did try what you suggested, I converted a VM snapshot from 12.x to 15.x. After that I still observed graphics corruption.