Package Details: vmware-workstation 14.0.0-2

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/vmware-workstation.git (read-only)
Package Base: vmware-workstation
Description: The industry standard for running multiple operating systems as virtual machines on a single Linux PC.
Upstream URL: https://www.vmware.com/products/workstation-for-linux.html
Keywords: dkms hostd installer networks ovftool patch player server service systemd usbarbitrator vix vmplayer vmrun vmware vmx workstation
Licenses: custom
Conflicts: vmware-modules-dkms, vmware-ovftool, vmware-patch, vmware-systemd-services
Provides: vmware-ovftool
Submitter: Synthead
Maintainer: jihem
Last Packager: jihem
Votes: 30
Popularity: 2.996336
First Submitted: 2017-02-10 19:04
Last Updated: 2017-10-01 20:17

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jihem commented on 2017-10-22 09:29

After the first installation, don't forget to:
1) reboot or load vmw_vmci and vmmon kernel modules (modprobe -a vmw_vmci vmmon)
2) Enable the services you need:
- vmware-networks.service: to have network access in VMs
- vmware-usbarbitrator.service: to connect USB devices inside VMs
- vmware-hostd.service: to share VMs on the network

For people who would stay on VMware 12.5.7, use the following commands. This old version should be compatible with the next Linux LTS (4.14).
% git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/vmware-workstation.git
% cd vmware-workstation
% git checkout 2965e8782be11ce0049f32fafa96b2d60c0282c8
% makepkg -si

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jihem commented on 2017-10-22 09:38

@mirh: actually, instructions about the services you can enable are written on the terminal during the first installation of the package. But I've just added a pinned comment for people who didn't see this information.

jihem commented on 2017-10-22 09:29

After the first installation, don't forget to:
1) reboot or load vmw_vmci and vmmon kernel modules (modprobe -a vmw_vmci vmmon)
2) Enable the services you need:
- vmware-networks.service: to have network access in VMs
- vmware-usbarbitrator.service: to connect USB devices inside VMs
- vmware-hostd.service: to share VMs on the network

For people who would stay on VMware 12.5.7, use the following commands. This old version should be compatible with the next Linux LTS (4.14).
% git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/vmware-workstation.git
% cd vmware-workstation
% git checkout 2965e8782be11ce0049f32fafa96b2d60c0282c8
% makepkg -si

mirh commented on 2017-10-20 17:40

> and yes, you need to manually activate the services you want

This should be a bit more prominent in the comments.

liberodark commented on 2017-10-07 08:23

For me not install Vmware 14

JiPRA commented on 2017-10-06 01:19

Sorry, my bad! You already had included all the fixes in your vmmon.patch file, so it's all good! :)

JiPRA commented on 2017-10-06 00:49

@jihem: Can you please include the latest commit from GitHub to the vmmon module? It fixes a serious memory allocation problem with kernel 4.13. The problem appears at least with Windoze VMs but it might affect Linux VMs too. Without the fix, the VM would randomly freeze and give the following error message, "The virtual machine is unable to reserve memory". If both keyboard and mouse are confined to the VM window when the freezing occurs, there's no way to release them and the only way out is to reset the host computer. That's a cruel farewell to all unsaved work and data. Here's a link to the fix:
https://github.com/mkubecek/vmware-host-modules/blob/b50848c985f1a6c0a341187346d77f0119d0a835/vmmon-only/linux/hostif.c

ksqsf commented on 2017-10-02 05:13

@jihem: Thanks! It's fixed for me. This is indeed hard to package and thanks again for the maintenance. :-)

jihem commented on 2017-10-01 20:37

The bug should be fixed now. I think it's a conflict with Archlinux libraries and VMware internal libraries (they use a different version of GTK3) which appear when iBus is installed. VMware try to read the file /usr/lib/gtk-3.0/3.0.0/immodules.cache but it failed for some reason. I just use a tweak to prevent it to read this file.
Tell me if the problem is not fixed for you.

Ishbir commented on 2017-10-01 15:47

I am running xfce with iBus installed. "VMWARE_USE_SHIPPED_LIBS=yes vmware" works for me as well.

$ pactree -r ibus
ibus
└─ibus-mozc

Output from the apploader log files (4 of them are created):
- https://pastebin.com/w600ZhLj
- https://pastebin.com/Hz8Xnv9J
- https://pastebin.com/xhbpyhZq
- https://pastebin.com/NhatsPg3

And yes, can confirm that UI appears but quickly disappears because of the undefined symbol.

jihem commented on 2017-10-01 15:33

Thanks! I have not still found a solution, but now I can reproduce the bug. It appears when using some keyboard layouts like chinese or japanese.
Until I find a proper solution, you can use the environment variable VMWARE_USE_SHIPPED_LIBS=yes or remove the file /usr/lib/gtk-3.0/3.0.0/immodules.cache (it is generated by a pacman hook, you will be able to create it again by reinstalling gtk3 package).

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