Package Details: vmware-workstation 16.1.1-1

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Package Base: vmware-workstation
Description: The industry standard for running multiple operating systems as virtual machines on a single Linux PC.
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Keywords: dkms ovftool player vmplayer vmware 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: 144
Popularity: 3.53
First Submitted: 2017-02-10 19:04
Last Updated: 2021-04-01 19:26

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jihem commented on 2020-02-10 17:29

After the first installation, please:

1) install the appropriate headers package(s) for your installed kernel(s): linux-headers for default kernel, linux-lts-headers for LTS kernel...

2) reboot or load vmw_vmci and vmmon kernel modules (modprobe -a vmw_vmci vmmon)

3) Enable the services you need:

  • vmware-networks.service: to have network access inside VMs

  • vmware-usbarbitrator.service: to connect USB devices inside VMs

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PenWNName commented on 2021-03-31 17:27

While following this guide:

to install on manjaro I ran into an issue where the instillation hung once it reached the line: "Extracting VMware Installer...done."

I looked into the process on htop and found it was simply sitting here doing nothing. Any advice on logs or things I could peek at to see what is going on?


It finished building the package but I timed out as a sudoer and had to install i with pacman -U. Still unsure of why it seemed to hang for so long.

Cervox commented on 2021-03-15 09:55

Just saying that this has been working great for me and I'm thankful this exists.

jihem commented on 2021-02-26 21:55

Laserentchen: I guess you talk about /etc/vmware/config because the program version doesn't match. It is not a problem, I generally update this file only for major upgrades because some settings can differ, but it doesn't matter if the version number is not exactly the same. I also avoid to update this file because it will bother people by creating .pacnew files.

Laserentchen commented on 2021-02-26 09:42

The config file seems to be outdated (vmware-workstation15 as well).

jihem commented on 2021-02-25 18:05

ArchieMeng: /etc/vmware/networking is not included in the package but created by vmware-networks-configuration.service when starting vmware-networks.service for the first time:

# LANG=C pacman -Qo /etc/vmware/networking
error: No package owns /etc/vmware/networking

If your configuration is broken you can safely remove this file and restart vmware-networks.service

ArchieMeng commented on 2021-02-25 09:06

The /etc/vmware/networking configuration is broken and not needed to be included in the package since it can be generated by vmware-networking from vmware-netowrks.service . Using package included networking configuration will make vmnet failed to create virtual network interfaces.

neuromante commented on 2021-02-25 07:24

@jihem Sorry my fault. I booted back to 5.11.1 and ran dkms. Modules compiled fine and it’s working as intended. Thank you

jihem commented on 2021-02-24 20:54

neuromante: I have no problem to compile vmmon and vmnet modules with kernel 5.11.1 (the default Arch Linux kernel). Are you sure you didn't make a mistake (a partial upgrade or something like that)? If you want some help, can you provide the pacman log with the error?

neuromante commented on 2021-02-24 10:53

Problems with kernel 5.11.1: vmmon module won't compile (and maybe some other modules)

injured commented on 2020-11-23 16:34

In version 16.1.0-1 my problem was solved with the USB controller.