This error shows up everytime I install Kali Linux, whenever I try to boot it. Then, it dissapears and the screen blacks out. The error is the following:
+[drm:vmw_host_log [vmwgfx]] *ERROR* Failed to send host log message.
I had the same issue installing on Windows 10. I followed the instructions in this video:
...and it seems to work now. Note, I still see those messages ("Failed to send host log message") but it boots all the way into Kali now and I do not have further issues.
Essentially what it boiled down to was a lack of resources. I allocated 2 CPU's, 2 gig of memory, and 16 gig on the virtual HD for it to work.
Also make sure you have virtualization enabled in BIOS.