I run a VM with OpenSUSE 12.1 x86_64 and Gnome 3 as a guest. The host is VMWare workstation 8.0.1 on Windows 7 . I currently use Unity mode, but the applications menu is empty. I do get the ‘OpenSUSE’ button on top of the Windows start menu when hovering, but no applications are listed.
On the VM I have the stock open-vm-tools packages installed:
I did not install the Workstation-bundled tools since I have had problems with those on OpenSUSE 12.1 ( see for instance https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=731041 ).
I’m not sure where to start looking, so any hints are welcome