when I install vmsvga2-1.2.4 driver in my SL 10.6.8 VM and reboot, the WindowManager doesn't come up. Means, it boots and at some point I only get the boot splash (or boot log with -v) and a working mouse cursor. Nothing suspicious in vmware.log - ScreenObject and SVGA3D are enabled.
The VM runs nawcom legacy 10.8 kernel with -force64, and some weird version of vmware-tools with a VmwareGFX64.kext - I tried uninstalling vmware tools completely or just moving the kexts out of the way - same result.
Does anyone have a hint what could be the issue?
Nevermind, I found the issue. I used some ready2go 10.6.7 vmware image, and that one seems to have vmware graphics enabled (lightroom 4 trial works on it).
I did a complete as-vanilla-as-possible install on my own now, and vmsvga2 works. Auto-fit is just "one-shot" when the window manager loads and refuses to work afterwards, but that's a minor issue. Now I just need to find out how to "enable" graphics for vmsvga2.