Ubuntu DDE on VMware workstation

Bugs and work-rounds

Display Bug - doesn’t pick up laptop screen resolution even though VMware tools is present.

I’ve installed on VMware workstation on my laptop which has a 3000x2000 display.

Sadly the screen resolution is not picked up so I have to set the screen resolution to something close.

Workround is to set VMware scaling to stretch fit in VMware settings.

I’ve been trying dozens of Linux distributions and some have this issue some don’t. Ubuntu proper doesn’t. Deepin Linux doesn’t.

File manager - network shows my SMB servers. But, opening fails due to lack of password management.
Workround is to type in the servers box. SMB://etc
This crashes file manage but when reopened the server is mounted. And then password box is presented. Once again, some other Linux distributions have this problem.