Package Details: vmware-patch 15.5.1-2

Git Clone URL: (read-only, click to copy)
Package Base: vmware-patch
Description: A post-install configuration solution for VMware Workstation (Pro) and Player (Plus and Pro)
Upstream URL:
Keywords: patch vmci vmmon vmnet vmware
Licenses: GPL
Submitter: oliv
Maintainer: TheGoliath (orson)
Last Packager: TheGoliath
Votes: 208
Popularity: 0.118304
First Submitted: 2011-01-31 12:49
Last Updated: 2020-01-08 20:31

Required by (0)

Sources (44)

Pinned Comments

TheGoliath commented on 2020-01-03 21:35

If someone would like to participate in the package-maintenance, feel free to comment down below or contact me directly via email

Latest Comments

« First ‹ Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ... Next › Last »

ben.white commented on 2017-11-24 08:40

Got the package working again, and me and a friend are working on patches to make it available to 12.5.8 users. Unfortunately we do not have a 14.0 license so we cannot create patches for that. But regarding version 12 we can takeover this package and write the patches down if someone else wants them.
I'm working on an uptdate to support 12.5.8. It should be released until monday.

Edit: 12.5.8 is working on a clean install for me. Please check.

rains commented on 2017-11-19 07:00

sorry guys, i'm planning to use virtualbox only, so i won't pay time on this package any more.
If anyone is willing to maintain this package, please adopt it.
I would be happy if it could be better maintained in the future.

ZoneHacker commented on 2017-11-11 20:17

For 14.0.0 users and kernel 4.13.11-1-ARCH
If you vmware don't work make this ! But the internet don't work .. :

1- sudo vmware-patch -fv
sudo su
cd /tmp
cp /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmmon.tar .
tar xf vmmon.tar
rm vmmon.tar
mv -f hostif.c vmmon-only/linux/hostif.c
tar cf vmmon.tar vmmon-only
rm -fr vmmon-only
mv -f vmmon.tar /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmmon.tar
vmware-modconfig --console --install-all

3- reboot
4- sudo modprobe -a vmw_vmci vmmon
5- Enjoy :)
6- If any personn have a problem contact me

vagelis commented on 2017-10-29 19:01

@rains thank you for that. Worked perfectly!

jaro3 commented on 2017-10-25 09:32

reinstalling doesn't help :-(

vmware-patch -f
==> Patching VMware Workstation v14.0.0 for kernel 4.13.3-pf..
cp: -r not specified; omitting directory 'source-14.0.0/vmmon-only'
cp: -r not specified; omitting directory 'source-14.0.0/vmnet-only'

kernel 4.13.8-1-ARCH
vmware-patch 14.0.0-2

khjay commented on 2017-10-19 20:07

Same issue as frat...
Uninstalling then re running vmware-patch solved problem
Hope this helps

frat commented on 2017-10-17 14:55

sudo vmware-patch -f 17-10-17 22:53
==> Patching VMware Workstation v14.0.0 for kernel 4.13.6-1-ARCH..
cp: -r not specified; omitting directory 'source-14.0.0/vmci-only'

and start the vmware with error:
Failed to open device "/dev/vmci": ?????????
Please make sure that the kernel module 'vmci' is loaded.
Module 'DevicePowerOn' power on failed.
Failed to start the virtual machine.

Tarr commented on 2017-10-16 10:28

Something seems to be totally bonkers with kernel and vmware-version detection. It tried to apply the 14.0 patches to 12.5.7, and it applied the 4.13 patches to the lts kernel. The later even with the suggested git version.

rains commented on 2017-10-15 12:36

@vagelis the latest version doesn't work on 12.5.7. but you can make the 12.5.7 package by yourself. if you still have questions, please feel free to let me know.

vagelis commented on 2017-10-15 09:05

Trying to patch after installation of VMware-Player-12.5.7-5813279.x86_64.bundle I got this: Patching VMware Workstation Player v12.5.7 for kernel 4.13.3-1-ARCH..
-> Backing up..
-> [vmci]
1 out of 7 hunks FAILED -- saving rejects to file vmci-only/linux/driver.c.rej
==> error: Failed to apply 'vmci-14.0.0-4.13.3.patch'

driver.c.rej Below

--- vmci-only/linux/driver.c
+++ vmci-only/linux/driver.c
@@ -2503,7 +2530,7 @@ vmci_exit(void)

if (guestDeviceInit) {
- vfree(data_buffer);
+ kvfree(data_buffer);
data_buffer = NULL;
guestDeviceInit = FALSE;

When trying to vmware-modconfig --console --install-all I got the following:

/tmp/modconfig-cdBPig/vmnet-only/bridge.c: In function ‘VNetBridgeReceiveFromVNet’:
/tmp/modconfig-cdBPig/vmnet-only/bridge.c:639:14: error: passing argument 1 of ‘atomic_inc’ from incompatible pointer type [-Werror=incompatible-pointer-types]
In file included from ./include/linux/atomic.h:4:0,
from ./include/linux/rcupdate.h:38,
from ./include/linux/rculist.h:10,
from ./include/linux/pid.h:4,
from ./include/linux/sched.h:13,
from /tmp/modconfig-cdBPig/vmnet-only/bridge.c:25:
./arch/x86/include/asm/atomic.h:89:29: note: expected ‘atomic_t * {aka struct <anonymous> *}’ but argument is of type ‘refcount_t * {aka struct refcount_struct *}’
static __always_inline void atomic_inc(atomic_t *v)
cc1: some warnings being treated as errors
make[2]: *** [scripts/ /tmp/modconfig-cdBPig/vmnet-only/bridge.o] Error 1
make[2]: *** Waiting for unfinished jobs....
make[1]: *** [Makefile:1512: _module_/tmp/modconfig-cdBPig/vmnet-only] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory '/usr/lib/modules/4.13.3-1-ARCH/build'
make: *** [Makefile:120: vmnet.ko] Error 2
make: Leaving directory '/tmp/modconfig-cdBPig/vmnet-only'
Unable to install all modules. See log for details.

Any ideas?