Re: 9629 causing grainy display in VMWare
If that's the case, then VMware is changing the mode to a non-native mode which is apparently not suitable for your display. Does adding the following to xorg.conf (and restarting X) help?
Option "DynamicTwinView" "False"
If not, please start X with the following command:
startx -- -logverbose 6
and generate a new bug report after reproducing the problem again.
I'd also be curious to see a bug report generated against 1.0-8776 when the problem didn't reproduce.