After installing the latest weekly build (2014-07-07) of debian testing (jessie) on VMWare Player 6.0.2 I see a black screen on subsequent reboots.
This happens with the debian-testing-i386-xfce-CD-1.iso, and also with the debian-testing-i386-netinst.iso using the following guide:
Guide – How to install Debian 8 “jessie” Xfce using netinst/minimal iso
http://linuxpanda.wordpress.com/2014/03 ... -pictures/
The debian images were downloaded from the following location:
http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/weekl ... 86/iso-cd/
The black screen problem seems to occur when X is started. While the Virtual Machine is sitting at the black screen, I can see the following lines repeated in the vmware.log:
---- begin vmware.log snippet -----
2014-07-11T12:51:05.063-07:00| vcpu-0| I120: SVGA enabling SVGA
2014-07-11T12:51:05.192-07:00| vcpu-0| I120: Guest display topology changed: numDisplays 0
2014-07-11T12:51:05.193-07:00| vcpu-0| I120: Guest display topology changed: numDisplays 0
2014-07-11T12:51:05.294-07:00| mks| I120: SVGA disabling SVGA
----- end vmware.log snippet -----
This stanza of lines repeats several times, though the number of "Guest display topology..." lines varies.
For background information, I am trying to determine why the GParted Live 0.19.1-beta1-1-i486.iso image, which is based on Debian testing as of 2014-07-10 also boots to a black screen on VMWare Player and VMWare Workstation. The strange thing is that this same image boots and runs properly on VirtualBox, and also on the physical computers I tested.
Re: [GParted-Devel] GParted Live 0.19.1-beta1-1 image X-Window Problems with VMWare
http://sourceforge.net/p/gparted/mailma ... /32591230/
Suggestions on further troubleshooting would be appreciated.
(Maintainer of GParted)