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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Cervox commented on 2020-09-20 08:43

Getting an error where vmmon is not found when running the modprobe command.

"modprobe: WARNING: Module vmmon not found in directory /lib/modules/5.8.10-arch1-1"

I'm also unable to start the vmware-networks.service. What am I doing wrong here?

hecsa commented on 2020-09-20 04:14

Worked like a charm! Thanks a lot! Best regards, HeCSa.

jihem commented on 2020-09-19 10:03

The package is now updated to VMware Workstation 16!

Please note that in this release, VMware has removed shared VMs functionnality. If you need it, you have to stay to VMware Workstation 15 (you can switch to the vmware-workstation15 package).

For people using VMware Player, if you have the message proposing you to get a trial license, edit the file /etc/vmware/config to configure the field to "VMware Player", then restart vmplayer.

jihem commented on 2020-09-16 17:26

Hi guys, I know the new version of VMware is released but I probably won't update the package before the end of the week. Major upgrades often have small changes in the installation procedure so I have to check if all files are correctly installed and if no functionnality is broken, which is longer than just changing a number in the PKGBUILD. Please be patient! :)

alcomatt commented on 2020-09-16 16:57

Version 16 is out. Just a heads up.

jihem commented on 2020-09-13 08:47

@hecsa The file vmware-workstation.install was probably removed by error (by you or your AUR helper). Remove the directory containing the PKGBUILD and restart the building procedure.

hecsa commented on 2020-09-13 02:20

When updating the package I ran into this:

Building vmware-workstation...
==> ERROR: install file (vmware-workstation.install) does not exist or is not a regular file.

Any ideas?
Thanks in advance and best regards,

hoschi commented on 2020-09-10 08:46

When I reboot my virtual Windows 10 withing VMWare it causes a complete freeze of the host system. This seems to happen only with Wayland, when I switch to use X11 it seems to work fine. Anyone else?

PS: I'm using GNOME.

abruegmann commented on 2020-09-07 21:28

@jihem, @peeweep - thank you so much. Great job!

jihem commented on 2020-09-06 16:48

@peeweep: Now the package is compatible with Linux 5.9. I've updated with two patches from One of the patches is equivalent to yours.