Trying to set up Unity 5.3.4 on Ubuntu 16.04 running in VMWare 8.1.1.
Unity was crashing either on startup or on object creation (e.g. creating a cube). The Scene was completely black. Ubuntu was running OpenGL 3.0.
Used a VMWare environment variable to force OpenGL 2.1 (VMware SVGA3D — The Mesa 3D Graphics Library latest documentation). Now it works!
Is this a known issue? Would upgrading to OpenGL 3.3 help?