VMWare 12 su password dialog doesn't work under Wayland 1.11
Submitted by Luca Viggiani
Assigned to Wayland bug list
AFter a kernel upgrade, when running vmware, it asks for re compiling its kernel modules. To do so, a popup dialog appears asking for su password (similar to gksu, even if gksu itself actually works fine). That dialog under Wayland (Gnome - wayland session) does not work:
The text field won't gain focus and you cannot type your password in. All you can do is click on the cancel button to dismiss it. SO you have to start a gnome on X11 session or recompile the kernel modules by command line.
Also the entire desktop become black (in X11 the background gets 50% darker, I guess it's an issue with alpha channel). This is a minor thing.