WMware display resolutions missing and no auto-resize under Wayland

My box is a Vmware Fusion image. I just tried to login to Gnome 3.16.2 using Wayland, and the usual auto-magic screen resizing is no longer working. I can see in the Xorg.0.log that all the correct resolutions are listed by the vmware driver (open-vm-tools), but in the Gnome system settings the resolutions are not correct (some are missing).

Bonus fail is that copy’n’paste no longer works across virtual and host.


Here’s my Xorg.0.log http://susepaste.org/890dd3fe

Progress! I can now log out of Gnome and not be sent directly to the prompt, however I get a broken graphical login where I can only restart the box or change accessibility options, or change the volume – everything else is broken and/or disabled.


So I got a little further down the rabbit hole. When I log into Gnome on Wayland I get the following log messages:

Xlib: extension "VMWARE_CTRL" missing on display ":0"

 warning] [Gtk] gtk_disable_setlocale() must be called before gtk_init()

vmware-user: could not open /proc/fs/vmblock/dev

The first occurring issue (vmware-user: could not open /proc/fs/vmblock/dev) seems to be related to open-vm-tools’ use of fuse, which should be in the kernel.