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: 145
Popularity: 3.55
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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jihem commented on 2020-11-11 17:10

My first idea is that your linux and linux-headers packages are not on the same version but I need more informations on your installation to be sure. You use Manjaro, right? What is the result of the command "uname -r"? What are the versions of your packages linux and linux-headers? You can have this information using the commands "pacman -Qi linux" and "pacman -Qi linux-headers". If you use Manjaro, these packages can have a slightly different name, like linux59, linux59-headers, linux58-headers...

mkono87 commented on 2020-11-11 15:30

@jihem modprobe: FATAL: Module vmmon not found in directory /lib/modules/5.9.3-1-MANJARO

Your kernel headers for kernel 5.8.10.arch1-1 cannot be found at /usr/lib/modules/5.8.10.arch1-1/build or /usr/lib/modules/5.8.10.arch1-1/source. You can use the --kernelsourcedir option to tell DKMS where it's located. Im on kernel 5.9 atm and I only see an option for 5.8.14.

jihem commented on 2020-11-09 18:01

@haomingbai this message also appears when using the official installation. The proxy.xml file was used on previous VMware versions for shared VMs functionnality. I think it is totally useless now, the fact this message appears is probably a bug.

@mkono87 some verifications to do:

  • do you have linux-headers package installed?
  • if yes, can you check if both linux and linux-headers packages are on the same version, and if this version is 5.8.10.arch1-1?
  • if yes, can you manually load the module vmmon with the command "modprobe vmmon" (launched with root privileges)?
  • if no, do you have the file /usr/lib/modules/5.8.10.arch1-1/kernel/drivers/misc/vmmon.ko on your filesystem?
  • if no, what is the result of the command (with root privileges) "dkms install -m vmware-workstation -v 16.0.0_16894299 -k 5.8.10.arch1-1"?

haomingbai commented on 2020-11-09 10:47

I/O warning : failed to load external entity "/etc/vmware/hostd/proxy.xml" cannot connect to network

mkono87 commented on 2020-11-08 17:51

Iv tried everything but im also getting the modprobe: WARNING: Module vmmon not found in directory /lib/modules/5.8.10-arch1-1

can some help me out. I just cant seem to figure it out after reading the comments on here.

jihem commented on 2020-10-18 12:37

Sffred: it seems something is incoherent in your system, you have two references to the kernel: one in version 5.9.1 (which compiles successfully) and the over in version 5.8.8. Maybe the package linux-headers is in version 5.9.1 and the package linux is still in version 5.8.8, or you boot on a wrong vmlinuz-linux file. But the problem doesn't come from vmware-workstation package.

ericx commented on 2020-10-13 21:50

Solved the "hung at license" problem. It needs to be able to write the license in /etc/vmware/license-ws-160-e4-202001; so run it once as root or make /etc/vmware writable by whomever (at least until the license is written).

ericx commented on 2020-10-13 20:59

After upgrading, workstation 16 opens to request a license key (I provided one), but then the "Finish" button does nothing but dim when clicked and the dialog stays open. kernel modules are loaded, vmware-networks and vmware-usbarbitrator are both running (vmware-authd is not). There are no errors in any log files I can see, permissions are clear for write to ~/.vmware. /etc/vmware/config already says "VMware Player"

zangoku commented on 2020-09-27 02:03

can't bridge anything since the upgrade to 16 The network bridge on device '/dev/vmnet0' is not running.

Cervox commented on 2020-09-20 08:51

Nevermind, didn't know that I needed to go out of my way to build the DKMS packages. Did that by reinstalling the linux package, no errors or stuff like that now. It's all working! Thank you so much for making this!