Package Details: vmware-modules-dkms 308.0-8

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Package Base: vmware-modules-dkms
Description: VMware Workstation kernel modules (DKMS)
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Licenses: GPL2
Conflicts: open-vm-tools-modules
Submitter: Raansu
Maintainer: None
Last Packager: SwooshyCueb
Votes: 4
Popularity: 0.325361
First Submitted: 2015-09-21 08:45
Last Updated: 2016-05-26 06:35

Latest Comments

SwooshyCueb commented on 2016-07-16 21:49

Disowned package because I cannot currently update it regularly. Whomever decides to maintain it in the future, if you'd like to add me as co-maintainer I can help out from time to time

SwooshyCueb commented on 2016-07-15 16:50

I'm not going to be able to update this for some time. Should I disown the package, or would someone like to be added as co-maintainer?

anaveragehuman commented on 2016-07-04 02:46

In /etc/udev/rules.d/60-vmware.rules, 660 needs to be surrounded with double-quotes. It is currently only correct on line 2.

KERNEL=="vmci", GROUP="vmware", MODE="660"
KERNEL=="vmw_vmci", GROUP="vmware", MODE="660"
KERNEL=="vmmon", GROUP="vmware", MODE="660"
KERNEL=="vsock", GROUP="vmware", MODE="660"

phant0m commented on 2016-06-29 15:58

No, it's still doesn't build correctly:

/var/lib/dkms/vmware-modules/308.0/build/vmci/linux/driver.c:746:40: error: passing argument 5 of ‘VMCIContext_InitContext’ from incompatible pointer type [-Werror=incompatible-pointer-types]
&user, &vmciLinux->context);

z3t0 commented on 2016-06-25 00:00

Hi, I am new to Arch and AUR so I do not know how I can contribute to the PKGBUILD but I was able to get vmware 12 to run without this package by following the solution at.

1) vmmon.tar
- untar
- change ./vmmon-only/linux/hostif.c
- replace all:
"get_user_pages" to "get_user_pages_remote"
- tar and replace original
2) vmnet.tar
- untar
- change ./vmnet-only/userif.c
- replace all:
"get_user_pages" to "get_user_pages_remote"
- tar and replace original

Successful compiled on FC23 FC24, FC25 (kernel 4.7) ARCH 4.6.2-1


SwooshyCueb commented on 2016-06-23 03:40

Seems to build fine for 4.6.2-2, at least on my end. If you're still having issues, let me know, and some build logs would be nice

SwooshyCueb commented on 2016-06-10 04:01

I plan on looking into this tomorrow. Haven't actually been able to test my 4.6 support yet, so thanks for the feedback.

s1kx commented on 2016-06-09 21:12

I have the same problem as doblerone with VMWare Workstation 12.1.0.

doblerone commented on 2016-06-09 08:47

Since the update to kernel 4.6.1-2, I'm not able to launch VMPlayer. I reinstalled the new version of the Player (12.1.1) but it fails when it's building the virtual machine monitor and virtual network device.

SwooshyCueb commented on 2016-05-26 05:49

Should be updated for 4.5. Working on a few tweaks and also 4.6 support.

If you compiled this previously by just commenting out the .follow_link assignment (or using a patch that effectively does the same thing) you'll want to update, as the new patch should make proper use of .follow_link's replacement.

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